HINTS TO HOUSEWIVES.
A lady correspondent writes to the 'Sydney Morning Herald':—"Will you publish a simple but almost certain preventive for typhoid, which seems, unfortunately, to be somewhat on the increase? Let all mothers of families give their children rectified spirits of turpentine in the following quantities every night on going to bed:—Three to twelve years, four to eight drops in half-teaspoonful of sugar; above twelve years, eight to ten drops. It destroys the typhoid germ, and much suffering may be prevented by thi3 simple and cheap remedy. If a child is se : zed with typhoid, repeat the dose five or six times a day, and let no solids or meat in any form be given. I speak from certain knowledge, and hope this little information may prove of use to someone."
Cincinnati Pudding—Mix a small tea. spoonful of carbonate of soda and a dessertspoonful of salt in a basin with a pound of well.sifted flour |. rub in a quarter of a pound of butter, and mix in a quarter of a pound of oaßtor sugar 5 have ready a pint and a half of ripe blackberries, and stir them into the basin with the other ingredients i last of all stir in a good teaoupful of golden Byrup, first melting it over the 1 Ifc1 fc the mixture in a batt'ered mould, tie a cloth over, and boil for two and a-half hours. When done turn out and serve with whipped sauce. Whipped Sauoe.—Whisk three eggs with two ounces of castor sugar and a wineglass of brandy in a double saucepan until the sauce is thick and frothy; add a small wineglass of sherry and serve. Blackberry Jam—See that the fruit is gathered on a dry day. Allow three-quar-ters of a pound of sugar to each pound of fruit. Let the fruit and sugar lie together for fome hours, put in a preserving-pan, and bring very slowly to the boil; simmer gently, stirring often until the jam will set when a little is tried on aplate and allowed to get cold.
Blackberry Cream Tarts.—Line some round, deep patty pans with good short crust, made by rubbing half a pound of butter into a pound of flour and mixing stiffly with water. Boil half a pound of castor sugar with a gill of water until it becomes a.good syrup; pour this over a pint of ripe blackberries and let it stand until cold. Bake the pastry for a quarter of an hour, putting a crust of bread in each to prevent the paste rising. Let these cases get cold, and then fill them with the prepared blackberries and syrup. Pile sweetened whipped cream on the top of each. Beatrice Patties.—Beat two eggs with a gill of brown stock ; season with pepper, salt, and a teaspoqnful of anchovy sauce; stir over the fire in a double saucepan until the mixture thickens. Cut a quarter of a pound of cold cooked veal into dice, add them, and let them heat thoroughly. Buy six small pastry patty-cases from the confectioner's, reheat them, and fill carefully with the mixture.
Stewed Mushrooms.—Rinse and pare half a" pound of mushrooms; cook them very gently until tender in a gill of stock; thicken the gravy with half an ounce of brown thickening; with pepper and salt.
Ground • rice Pancakes. Mix three ounces of ground rice in a basin with an ounce of flour; make a well in the middle and put in a large.fresh egg; stir with the back, of a wooden spoon until it has absorbed as much flour as possible ; add by degrees half a pint of milk, keeping the batter very smooth and beating well; melt a small piece of fresh butter in a frying-pan and run it over the bottom; lift off the fire and quickly pour in about half a gill of batter or according to the size of the pan—there should be just enough to cover the bottom thinly.- Shake the pan over a brisk fire until the pancake shakes free and is a pale brown on the under-side ; turn or toss, ans coofcit on the other side. Have ready some hot apricot jam; slip the pancake on a hot dish, spread with jam, roll up, sift castor sugar over; keep hot while the other pancakes are made. ■„
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HINTS TO HOUSEWIVES., Evening Star, Issue 10470, 13 November 1897, Supplement
HINTS TO HOUSEWIVES. Evening Star, Issue 10470, 13 November 1897, Supplement
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