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November 1, 2005

New England Beet Hash


AKA Red Flannel Hash

1/2 package sliced bacon
2 or 3 medium/large potatoes cubed small
2 cans beets, drained and chopped fine
1 small onion chopped fine
salt and pepper to taste

Boil potatoes till just before done. Drain and then set aside. Fry bacon till done. Set off onto paper to drain. If there is excess grease pour off grease into a cup. Saute onion. Now add potatoes and fry a little, add more bacon grease or butter if needed. I take the can from the beets and use it to chop the beets very fine. Now add beets to potatoes and onions. Next add bacon, crumbled, and fry a little until all is mixed in well together.You may need to add more grease, thus use it from what you drained off into the cup or butter. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Note: This recipe was given to me by my grandmother, though she used hamburger. I recall my mom making it with bacon, but you can use corned beef or hamburger {though I don't think hamburger is very tasty} for this recipe.

November 3, 2005

Jane Latta's Gingercake

2 cups Molasses
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Lard
1 cup Milk
1 teaspoon Ginger
2 teaspoons Soda
4 Eggs
2 pints Flour

Beat sugar & shortening, add eggs & molasses. Sift other dry ingredients & add to batter alternately with milk.
Bake in two or three 9x13 inch pans at 350 degrees for 30 to 45 minutes.

Source: Latta Plantation

November 6, 2005

Boston Brown Bread

1/2 cup all purpose flour
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup molasses
2 cups buttermilk
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
optional 1 cup raisins

Lightly coat three 19 ounce cans with vegetable oil. Mix all ingredients together thoroughly and then fill each can just two-thirds full. Let the batter rise for a half hour, then bake in a 350? oven for 40 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool the "baking tins" until you can handle them easily, then slide a thinbladed knife around the loaves and shake them out.

Note: I remember my mother bought canned brown bread. I couldn't find that product in Louisiana, and no wonder why, its a New England product!

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