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Thursday, 20 January 2011 16:13

By Nola Straub

Rumor… 2011 is here! I was once told that a rumor is about as hard to un-spread as melted butter. 2011 is the same… once started it will have to run its course.

Good advice: There is no right way to do the wrong thing!

Last time we were discussing bread and the wide expanse and types there are. Before cookbooks people made bread. I had typed this one into my cookbook. Don’t remember where I found it but thought it was interesting. Never tried it though.


Grandma’s Rhyme Doughnuts

One cup sugar, one cup milk,

Two eggs beaten fine as silk.

A little nutmeg, lemon will do,

Of baking powder teaspoon two

Lightly stir in flour,

Roll on a board but . . . not too thin!

Cut into diamonds, twists or rings,

Then drop with care the doughy things.

Into fat that briskly swells,

Evenly the spongy cells.

Roll in sugar, lay to cool,

Always use this simple rule!

For chocolate use 4 tbsp. cocoa with flour,

Up high one cup sugar, two teaspoons flour.

Use only one and half teaspoon baking powder.

Grandma’s love is the hammer that…

Will break the hardest heart.


Living in a small town in wheat country with a mill one learns a valuable lesson.Back of the loaf is the flour and back of the flour is the mill. Back of the mill is the wheat, the shower, the sun and the Father’s will.


Not only do we use grains in breads but, in many other ways.



Makes 8 cups

Dodie Moore (1976)

Cortez, Colo.

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

3 c. oatmeal, uncooked

1 c. wheat germ

1/2 c. flaked coconut

1 2-oz. can sesame seeds

1/2 c. safflower oil

1/2 c. honey

2 1/2 tbsp. brown sugar

1 tbsp. vanilla

1 c. slivered almonds

1 c. raisins

1. Mix oatmeal, wheat germ, coconut and sesame seeds.

2. Mix oil, honey, br. sugar, and vanilla. Pour over oatmeal mixture; mix very well.

3. Spread in pan. Toast, stirring every 15 min. for l hour. Cool, toss with nuts and raisins.

Store in tight container.


You can always find at least one man in town with a lot of pull …. the Dentist!


Homemade Grape

Nuts Cereal


3 1/2 c. home ground wheat or whole wheat flour

1 c. honey syrup or molasses or 1 cup brown sugar

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. soda

Buttermilk or sour milk to make stiff dough.

Mix together. Spread thin in a greased pan. Bake until well browned. Crush and serve with cream and sugar. I typed it into my book but… would rather buy it in the box. Thought it was interesting. One could mix it up if one had too. Must have found it in a it didn’t have a name.


Mom’s Hominy

In memory of Luella Troxel

2 qt. shelled corn

6 qt. water

3 lg. spoons Lye

Boil until skin and eyes come off. Drain and wash repeatedly until the water is clean. Boil 5 minutes. Wash again and cook until tender. As I remember I thought it was better to buy a can in town if you like it.


Keep your Words soft and sweet! You never know when you may have to eat them.

Someday I hope to learn this, mom!


Wheat Hominy

In memory of Norma


Norma was always looking for extension club lessons. She had a need to know.

  1. Wash one quart wheat berries

  2. Put in kettle. (Don’t use tin or aluminum)

  3. Cover with water by one and one half inches.

  4. Bring to a boil.

  5. Add 1 tsp. Lye

  6. Allow to boil 25-30 min. (a few grains look dark)

  7. Drain off lye. (don’t touch with hands.)

  8. Wash wheat through 10-12 waters.

  9. Cover with water

  10. Add 1 tbsp. salt and boil till tender about l hr.

 11. Makes 2 1/2 qts. Serve as desired.


Sheepherders’ Bread

Jasper Nickoles

One of our boys’ friends came to our house and made bread for us at about age 16.

3 c. hot water

1/2 c. sugar

1/2 c. oleo or one cube

1 1/2 tsp. salt

Pkg. yeast

9 1/2 c. flour

Combine water, oleo, sugar, and salt. Stir in yeast and cover: let stand bubbly about 15 min. Add flour and knead for 10 min. Let dough raise 1 1/2 hrs. Punch down. Cut a circle of foil to cover bottom of a Dutch oven. Grease Dutch oven and lid. (Lid will push up about 1/2”) Bake in 350 degree oven with lid on for about 15 min. Remove lid and bake another 30 to 35 minutes. Turn loaf out of pan and cool.


I was impressed! His dad and he herded sheep and he was used to making their bread in the camp sheep wagon. He was tickled to write down the recipe for me and I typed it into my collection cookbook.


In our lives lots of things have blessed us.

Our problems have had a few . . .

But, all in all the best have been our friends.

Be wise, get to know them and learn their lessons.

Some we have helped and some have helped us too!


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