Fannie Farmer Cookbook

This is very much the standard in so many ways.

The book was published in 1896, and has many great recipes.

People rave about the brownie and the cornbread.

I’m sure there are other treasures.

It’s off copyright, here’s a link to the full book.: http://www.bartleby.com/87/

The whole book (except for the chapters dealing with recipes for meat) is below. I skipped the meat recipes since I’m vegetarian. If you go to the bartleby link above, you can get a copy of those missing chapters.

Farmer, Fannie Merritt. 1918
Chapter 1 – Food
Chapter 2 – Cookery
Chapter 3 – Beverages
Chapter 4 – Bread and Bread Making
Chapter 5 – Biscuits, Breakfast Cakes, and Shortcakes
Chapter 6 – Cereals
Chapter 7 – Eggs
Chapter 8 – Soups
Chapter 9 – Soups Without Stock
Chapter 10 – Soup Garnishings and Force Meats
Chapter 19 – Vegetables
Chapter 20 – Potatoes
Chapter 21 – Salads and Salad Dressings
Chapter 22 – EntreesChapter 23 – Hot Puddings
Chapter 24 – Puddings Sauces
Chapter 25 – Cold Desserts
Chapter 26 – Ices, Ice Creams, and Other Frozen Desserts
Chapter 27 – Pastry
Chapter 28 – Pies
Chapter 29 – Pastry Desserts
Chapter 30 – Gingerbreads, Cookies and Wafers
Chapter 31 – Cake
Chapter 32 – Cake Fillings and Frostings
Chapter 33 – Fancy Cakes and Confections
Chapter 34 – Sandwiches and Canapes
Chapter 35 – Chafing Dish Recipes
Chapter 36 – Fruits Fresh and Cooked
Chapter 37 – Jams, Jellies and Marmalades
Chapter 38 – Canning Fruits and Vegetables
Chapter 39 – Drying Fruits and Vegetables
Chapter 40 – Housekeeping Hints
Chapter 41 – Menu Planning
Chapter 42 – Food Values

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Vintage Baking Terms Conversion

Table of equivalent oven temperatures
Description = °F = °C
Cool oven = 200°F = 90°C
Very Slow oven = 250°F = 120°C
Slow oven = 300–325°F = 150–160°C
Moderately Slow = 325–350°F = 160–180°C
Moderate oven = 350–375°F = 180–190°C
Moderately Hot = 375–400°F = 190–200°C
Hot oven = 400–450°F = 200–230°C
Very Hot oven = 450–500°F = 230–260°C
Fast oven = 450–500°F = 230–260°C

BETTY CROCKER CONVERSION TABLE

Oven Temperatures
C (Celcius) F (fahrenheit)
Very Slow 120 250
Slow 150 300
Moderately Slow 160 320
Moderate 180 355
Moderately Hot 190 375
Hot 200 390
Very Hot 230 445
NOTE: These oven temperatures are a guide only. Always refer to the manufacturer’s manual.

ANOTHER CONVERSION TABLE

Temperature Celsius Fahrenheit Gas mark
Very cool 95 200 0
Very cool 110 225 ¼
Very cool 120 250 1/2
Cool or slow 135 275 1
Cool or slow 150 300 2
Warm 165 325 3
Moderate 175 350 4
Moderately hot 190 375 5
Fairly hot 200 400 6
Hot 220 425 7
Very hot 230 450 8
Very hot 245 475 9

Cast Iron Cooking … A Few Thoughts

Need a cast iron for basically baking and breakfast? And sometimes dinner? And maybe no meats?

Buy the Lodge L8CF3 Covered Cast Iron Chicken Fryer, Black, 3 quart, from Amazon.com. It’s $35 INCLUDING the lid right now. It’s cheaper than the dutch oven and the skillet, and the shape is much more useful.

Season the pan with these instructions: http://sherylcanter.com/wordpress/2010/01/a-science-based-technique-for-seasoning-cast-iron/

http://www.jocooks.com/bakery/breads/crusty-bread/

http://papadutch.home.comcast.net/~papadutch/dutch-oven-recipe-cornbread.htm

http://www.webring.org/l/rd?ring=recipe;id=71;url=http%3A%2F%2Fpapadutch%2Ehome%2Ecomcast%2Enet%2F~papadutch%2Fdutch-oven-recipes%2Ehtm

The key to dutch oven cooking seems to be making sure the dutch oven has been heated for 30 min or so before using, then adding ingredients.

http://amandascookin.com/brownies-in-cast-iron-skillet/ (Lots of links to other cast iron sites from her blog)

http://noe847.blogspot.com/2010/04/twd-swedish-visiting-cake.html

http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/mark-bittmans-autumn-millet-bake-recipe.html

https://robincooksveg.wordpress.com/2010/02/13/the-magic-pan-that-vegetarians-must-have/

http://www.amazon.com/Cast-Cooking-Vegetarians-Joanna-Pruess/dp/1629143243

http://www.reddit.com/r/EatCheapAndHealthy/comments/39njeq/vegetarian_cast_iron_skillet_recipes/

http://www.ahappycamper.com/products/dorecipes/breakfast/basic-dutch-oven-omelet.html

http://www.justapinch.com/recipes/side/other-side-dish/fannie-farmers-rich-corn-cake.html

http://thesweethome.com/reviews/best-dutch-oven/

Great British Bake Off Recipes

British Celebrity Chef: Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood

http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes/the-great-british-bake-off

http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes/495862/mary-berry-s-chocolate-cake

http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes/276440/Mary-Berry-s-three-cakes-in-one

http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes/495997/mary-berry-s-chocolate-fudge-cake

http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes/cupcake

http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes/284497/Mary-Berry-s-classic-Christmas-cake

Cypriot Recipes Links

http://www.afroditeskitchen.com/2014/06/how-to-make-halloumi-anari-honestly-i-actually-made-halloumi/

http://www.afroditeskitchen.com/2014/07/cypriot-pancake-things-aka-katimeri/

http://www.sbs.com.au/food/cuisine/cypriot

http://kopiaste.org/2007/11/fakes-moutzentra-lentils-with-rice-cypriot/

http://www.food.com/recipe/cypriot-sour-lentil-soup-fakes-xithati-vegan-424916

http://kalisasorexi.blogspot.com/2008/10/lovely-lentils.html

http://www.afroditeskitchen.com/2014/02/spinach-pies-spanikopita/

http://www.afroditeskitchen.com/2014/01/honey-doughnuts-loukomades/

http://www.afroditeskitchen.com/2013/12/honey-cookies-melomakarona/

http://www.afroditeskitchen.com/2013/12/christmas-bread-christospomo/

http://www.afroditeskitchen.com/2013/12/cyprus-almond-shortbread-kourapiedes/

http://www.afroditeskitchen.com/2013/12/orange-brandy-cake-vasilopita/

http://www.afroditeskitchen.com/2013/12/cyprus-coffee/

http://www.afroditeskitchen.com/2013/10/eliopittes-olive-bread/

http://www.afroditeskitchen.com/2013/10/baklava/

http://www.afroditeskitchen.com/2013/10/coriander-crushed-olives-elies-tsakistes/

http://www.afroditeskitchen.com/2013/09/cyprus-macaroons-ergolavi/

http://www.afroditeskitchen.com/2013/07/stuffed-tomatores-arborio-rice/

Hokkaido Milk Bread

Hokkaido Milk Bread

Amazing recipe.  Use  for the softest, airiest, most amazing bread and rolls.

You can also stuff it with red bean paste, or something savory.  Just amazing.

The King Arthur Flour people recommended this site and particular recipe in order to replicate the Indian pav bread.

EDIT: For sweet buns, add more sugar (1/4 c more?) and candied fruit (1/2 c?).

Makes 25 rolls.  So maybe halve the recipe next time you make it.