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On 4 Nov 2005 at 17:51, susan wrote:

> hi i was wondering if you had any idea of a recipe for how to make
> your own gum drops? 

Hello Susan,

See below.


Candy  Gumdrops

 Ingredients :
 1 (1 3/4 oz.) pkg. powdered fruit pectin
 3/4 c. water
 1/2 tsp. baking soda
 1 c. sugar
 1 c. light corn syrup
 2 tsp. strawberry extract
 Red food coloring
 Sugar for coating

 Preparation :
    Combine fruit pectin, water and baking soda in medium saucepan.
 (This mixture will foam.)  Combine sugar and corn syrup in a large
 saucepan.  Place both pans on stove over high heat.  Cook, stirring
 alternately until foam disappears from fruit pectin mixture and
 sugar mixture boils rapidly, about 8 minutes.  Pour pectin mixture
 into boiling sugar mixture in a thin stream, until all pectin
 mixture is added. Then, stirring constantly, boil 1 minute longer.
 Remove from heat.  Stir in strawberry extract and a drop of red food
 coloring.  Immediately pour mixture into 8x8x2 inch pan.  Let stand
 at room temperature for 3 hours; do not refrigerate, or until candy
 is cool and firm.  Cut gum drops into cubes with knife that is
 dipped in warm water.  Roll in sugar.

 Ingredients :
 3 (6 oz.) pkgs. flavored gelatin
 1 tsp. unflavored gelatin
 2 c. cold water
 Pinch of salt
 Granulated sugar

 Preparation :
    Spray molds with Pam.  Mix gelatin in saucepan; add water and
 salt.  Boil 1 minute; pour into molds and when set, roll in
 granulated sugar.

 Ingredients :
 4 tbsp. Knox gelatin
 4 c. sugar
 1 c. cold water
 1 1/2 c. boiling water

 Preparation :
   Dissolve Knox gelatin in cold water for 5 minutes.  Place sugar
 and boiling water on fire.  When sugar is dissolved add gelatin and
 boil for 15 minutes.  Rinse shallow pans (bread pans) in cold water.
  Add flavoring desired and food coloring desired in part of candy,
 pour into pan until 3/4 inch thick.  More than one flavor may be
 made from a batch of candy.  Let chill, cut into 1 inch squares and
 roll in powdered or granulated sugar.  Let set until firm on wax

Health Pudding

On 11 Nov 2005 at 5:16, Paula wrote:

> Good morning:
> I am looking for a recipe for Health Pudding.  The lady that
> made it passed away two years ago.  She lived in New Mexico
> and Oklahoma.  Hope you can help me.
> Sincerely
> Paula

Hello Paula,

Below is what I found with that name.


Health  Pudding

 Ingredients :
 1 c. All Bran or Bran Flakes
 1 c. sugar (white or brown) or 1/2 c. honey
 1 c. raisins
 1 tbsp. butter
 1 c. flour
 1/2 tsp. baking soda
 1/2 tsp. baking powder
 1 apple, chopped
 1 tsp. nutmeg
 1 tsp. cinnamon
 1/8 tsp. allspice
 1 c. milk
 Marshmallows, walnuts (opt.)

 Preparation :
   Steam for 2 hours.


On 14 Nov 2005 at 10:48, Eileen wrote:

> Dear Uncle Phaedrus,
> Please send a recipe or recipes for Boxti.  This is an Irish dish made
> with potatoes etc. Eileen 

Hello Eileen,

See below.


Boxty (potato Griddle Cakes) (irish)   

Serving 8 people 
2 lb Raw potato 
2 lb Mashed potato 
2 lb Plain flour 
1 - Egg 

How to prepare the recipe 
Grate raw potatoes and mix with the cooked mashed potatoes.
Add salt, pepper and flour. Beat egg and add to mixture with
just enough milk to make a batter that will drop from a spoon.
Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a hot griddle or frying pan.
Cook over a moderate heat for 3-4 minutes on each side. 

Serve with a tart apple sauce: or as part of an Ulster Fry,
with fried bacon, fried sausage, fried eggs, fried black pudding,
fried bread, fried soda bread... .

Fresh Crab Apples

On 15 Nov 2005 at 11:33, Barbara wrote:

> This is not a recipe question.  I have the recipe, but want to know
> where I might find crab apples to make it.  I used to have a tree in
> my back yard that provided tons of crab apples that we made into
> butter, but have since moved and lost my tree.  :-( Where can I get
> crab apples? Thanks, Barbara

Hi Barbara,

These two sites advertise fresh crab apples:

Melissa's Farm Fresh Produce



Boiled Cider Pie

On 15 Nov 2005 at 18:34, Fred wrote:

> I have been searching for an authentic recipe for Boiled Cider 
> Pie.  There are a number of recipes out there that contain apples, but
> I don't believe the original recipe called for them - just a cider
> reduction as a base for the pie.  I think the recipe actually
> originated in Vermont, although I'm not certain about this.  I'm
> hoping you can locate this recipe for me in time for Thanksgiving.
> Thanks for your help - Fred

Hello Fred,

See below.


Boiled Cider Pie

 Ingredients :
 1 gal. cider
 1 recipe 2-crust pie pastry
 1 c. sugar
 2 tbsp. flour
 1 1/2 to 2 tbsp. butter
 1 egg

 Preparation :
   Boil cider is saucepan until reduced to 1 cup.  Cool.  Line pie
 plate with half the pastry.  Combine boiled cider, sugar, flour,
 butter and egg in bowl; beat well.  Pour into pie shell.  Top with
 remaining pastry.  Seal edges.  Bake at 400 degrees until browned.


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