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If you are looking for a recipe but can’t find it, send
your recipe request to Lou Ann Good, Cook’s Question
Corner, In care of Lancaster Farming, P.O. Box 609, Eph
rata, PA 17522. There's no need to send a SASE. If we re
ceive an answer to your question, we will publish It as
soon as possible.
Answers to recipe requests should be sent to the same
QUESTION Nancy Kring, Johnstown, would like a
recipe for Oriental muffins, a spicy muffin with a brown sugar
bottom. If we do not receive an answer to this request within
two weeks, we will assume our readers do not know the
answer and drop the request.
QUESTION Ann Lincoln, Genesee, lost her Insterella
Mozzarella Cheese recipe that she made from her sweet
Jersey milk. Does anyone have the recipe?
QUESTION—A York County reader would like a recipe for
poultry stuffing made from crackers instead of bread.
QUESTION A Lancaster County reader would like a
recipe for pepper jelly made with Karo or white corn syrup.
QUESTION E. Weaver, Mohnton, would like a recipe for
bread sticks like those served by Pizza Hut or someone’s
QUESTION —Deb Williams, Liverpool, would like a recipe
for old-fashioned clear toy candy.
QUESTION A Lititz reader would like recipes using oat
QUESTION Linda Funk of Mercersburg would like a
recipe for unleavened bread to serve for Communion.
ANSWER—John Oleyar, Bradenville, wanted a recipe to
make old-time cheese that uses junket tablets. His mom
made it. She put the ingredients through a cheesecloth with a
weight on it. It was a semi-hard cheese that tasted great.
Thanks to Anna Nolt for a recipe that we kept in our files.
Easy Method Cheese
2 gallons skim milk
2 gallons whole milk
Heat to 91 degrees. Add 1 teaspoon liquid rennet or cheese
rennet tablets sufficent to thicken 4 gallons milk. Let milk set
undisturbed until it breaks away from sides of pot. Heat to 99
degrees while stirring and breaking the curds into rice-sized
kernels with hands. Remove from heat and let set 15 minutes.
Pour off whey. Cut curd in pieces that are easily handled and
put in press and press overnight. Remove and place in 45- to
50-degree temperature. The next two mornings, rub salt on
each side. Let set at least one week to cure. The longer it
cures the stronger-flavored it becomes. If mold forms on out
side, wash with lightly salted water.
Homemade Muenster Cheese
2'/z gallons sour milk
Let set until milk looks like junket pudding. Scald until it is
too hot to hold your hand in, then pour into cheesecloth. Let
hang until curds are dry (overnight or about 12 hours).
Crumble curds and mix 2 heaping teaspoons baking soda and
'A cup butter into them. Let set for 2 hours. Put in double boil
er. Add 1 cup sour cream and melt. When melted, add another
cup of sour cream and 1 tablespoon salt. Mix well. Pour into
buttered mold. Let set until completely cold and slice.
ANSWER—For the reader who requested a recipe for vin
egar pie, here is one from Mildred Vorndran, Webster, N.Y.
She received it from daughter-in-law who lives in Georgia,
where the pie is popular. Mildred said the pie is delicious.
I'A cups sugar
V* cup melted butter
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
1 teaspoon lemon flavoring
Heat oven to 325 degrees. Blend butter and sugar. Add
eggs, vinegar, vanilla, and lemon. Pour into unbaked pie
shell. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes or until golden
MAMMA School Milk Promotion
School District of Philadelphia
Board of Directors honored the
Middle Atlantic Milk Marketing
ANSWER Hazel Spamer, Perry Hall, wanted a chow
chow recipe that has chopped cabbage, onions, and red pep
per with a sweet pickle base, possibly with turmeric as it had a
yellow color. Thanks to Mrs. Stanley Owens, Beech Creek,
and to Mary Gayman, Orrstown, for sending recipes.
'A gallon green tomatoes, chopped
Drain overnight. In the morning, add the following:
1 gallon cabbage chopped
'A dozen peppers, chopped
% dozen small onions, chopped
1 bunch celery, chopped
1 tablespoon celery seed
1 tablespoon mustard seed
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon black pepper
% tablespoon cloves
4 cups sugar
Vinegar to cover
Boil together ingredients until tender. Add:
1 teaspoon turmeric.
Put in hot jars and seal in boiling water bath.
Mrs. Stanley Owens
Slice 1 gallon green tomatoes and salt as you slice them.
Let stand overnight. In the morning, place the tomatoes to
drain. Slaw 1 gallon cabbage. Slice 1 quart onions. Place the
following iq large kettle;
3 pints vinegar
2 pints sugar
VS box mixed pickling spice
Boil a few minutes. Add the cabbage and onions. Let cook
about 15 minutes, add tomatoes. Stir often, cook until liquid is
clear about 75 minutes. Makes 5 quarts or more.
This is an old recipe. It was my mother's and I am 70 years old
writes Mary Cayman.
ANSWER Phyllis Stauffer, Seven Valleys, was looking
for a recipe for onion loaf, which can be sliced but is not a
bread. Thanks to Linda Howell, South Canaan, for sending a
IVi cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons cold butter
A cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese
'A cup finely chopped onion
1 tablespoon butter
1 egg, slightly beaten
'A cup milk
'A cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese
Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Cut
in butter until crumbly. Stir in cheese. Make a well in center.
Fry onion in butter slowly until clear and golden. Set aside.
Beat egg in small bowl. Stir in milk. Add onion. Pour into
well. Stir to moisten and form soft dough. Pat into greased
8-inch round or square pan.
Sprinkle cheese over top. Bake at 400 degrees for 25
minutes. Serve hot.
ANSWER Ruth Minor, Arnold, Md., wanted a recipe for
German Apple Cake. Thanks to Phyllis Mirakorits, Bath; N.
Maneval, Cocolamus; and Sarah Zook, New Holland; for
sending recipes, which had appeared in this paper previous
ly. The only difference I could see between them is that in one
recipe, the flour was 2'A cups instead of 2'/« cups. You may
want to experiment with the different amounts. Several
that this is truely the best apple cake they ever tasted.
German Apple Cake
'A cup brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup buttermilk or sour milk
2V4 cups flour
V* teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Z teaspoons baking soda
2 cups raw apples, diced or grated
Cream butter, sugar, and eggs until light and fluffy,
sifted dry ingredients alternately with milk, mixing
smooth. Add apples. Pour into oblong cake pan.
Vi cup brown sugar
Vi cup granulated sugar
Vt cup chopped nuts
'A teaspoon cinnamon
Combine topping ingredients. Sprinkle on top of batter.
Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes.
Association with a commendation
for MAMMA’S 1994 School
Milk Promotion conducted
throughout the 183 elementary
Savory Onion Bread
schools in the Philadelphia dis
Rotan E. Lee, Philadelphia’s
school board president, made the
presentation to MAMMA General
Manager Dick Norton in apprecia
tion for MAMMA’S extensive ef
forts to increase the number of stu
dents participating in the school
breakfast program. The school
breakfast program is the federally
subsidized program that assures a
nutritious breakfast is available to
all students regardless of ability to
pay. A half-pint of milk is a
USDA requirement of all break
fasts served in the elementary
schools. Increasing the number of
school breakfasts served among
the nearly 112,000 students in the
Philadelphia school district can
significantly increase school milk
Beginning in February of this
year MAMMA conducted the
“Milk Is Phantastic” promotion
which involved in-school appear
ances by the Phillie mascot. The
Phillie Phanatic, who is MAM
MA’S milk spokesperson in the
Philadelphia area. The promotion
also included distribution of num
erous materials to educate chil
dren about the nutrition, the im
portance of eating a healthy break
fast and drinking milk every day.
As a result of MAMMA’S
“Milk Is Phantastic” campaign,
the number of school breakfasts
served increased by nearly nine
percent throughout the school dis
trict This increase could result in
as much as an additional 1.6 mil
lion pounds of milk being served
during the school year.
The commendation from the
Philadelphia school board credit
ed MAMMA for the “significant
gains in breakfast program partici
pation” and for encouraging the
Philadelphia school children to
take advantage of the program
through MAMMA’S incentive
programs which included the “I
Love Milk at Breakfast” contest
that rewarded regular participants
with Phillies baseball tickets or
Darren Daulton/Phillie Phanatic
The Middle Atlantic Milk
Marketing Association is the only
qualified regional program that in
cludes advertising, promotion, nu
trition education, retail merchan
dising, school food service, com
munications and public relations
for the entire Middle-Atlantic
milk marketing area. More than
5,000 dairy farm families support
the MAMMA program.
Recipe appeared in July 16 issue
1 cup broccoli florets, blanched
1 cup cauliflower florets,
1 cup celery, sliced
1 cup carrots, sliced
'/a cup chopped green bell
'/a cup thinly sliced red onion
4-ounces drained cooked kidney
4-ounces drained Cooked chick
10 small green olives, pitted and
10 small black olives, pitted and
'A cup reduced-calorie Italian
In large bowl, combine all
ingredients, tossing well. Refrig
erate at least three hours or over
night to develop flavor.