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Inspection Report IX

Victorian Recipes

Norwood Building Inspectors
2001

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                                       Potted Meat Sandwiches

     left over roast beef (you can use bought deli roast. beef, but it's not as good...if you  do use purchased meat, buy the Cajun roast beef) softened butter, salt and freshly ground pepper a pinch of ground mace

     place meat in the food processor and add enough softened butter to bind  together.  Season with salt, pepper and mace.   Lightly butter one side of very thin sliced bread (either white or brown) and spread potted meat on the other slice.  Press together lightly, cut off the crusts and into fingers.
 
 

                                         Tea Scones

 3 cups sifted all purpose flour
 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
 1/2 cup. sugar
 1/2 tsp baking soda
 1 tsp salt
 3/4 cup butter
 3/4 cup currants, washed and dried
 1 cup buttermilk
 1/4 cup light cream

     In a bowl, combine the flour, bk. powder, sugar, soda and salt.  With a pastry blender or 2 knives,  cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse meal.  Add the currants.  Gradually add the buttermilk and mix until dough clings together. 

     Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured board or pastry cloth and pat into a 1/2 inch thick rectangle.  Cut  the scones into rectangular pieces or squares, whichever you choose, and place on a buttered baking sheet.  Brush the tops with cream and bake in a 450  oven for about 15 minutes.....best served warm.
 

                                       Gingerbread

 2 eggs
 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
 3/4 cup dark molasses
 1/2 cup butter
 1 cup boiling water
 2 1/2 cups flour
 1/2 tsp baking powder
 2 tsp baking soda
 2 tsp ground ginger
 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
 1/2 tsp nutmeg
 1/2 tsp ground cloves
 1/2 cup diced candied ginger  (you can often find this at an oriental grocery)

     Beat the eggs and sugar together until very thick.  Beat in the molasses.  Cut the butter into small pieces and let it melt in the boiling water.  Sift  together the remaining ingredients except the candied ginger.  Add the sifted ingredients to the egg mixture alternately with the liquid.  Combine thoroughly.  Fold in the candied ginger.  Pour the batter into a 11X7 pan and bake in a 400 oven about 40 minutes, or until sides pull away and a broomstraw comes out of the center clean.
 
 

                        "Cheater" Devonshire Cream

 this is much, MUCH easier that the original and is pretty tasty.

 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
 1/2 cup sour cream
 2 Tb. confectioners sugar

     Beat till soft and smooth

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