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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Recipes of Tacy Emma Berry Ullom

Miss Tacy Emma Berry was hired on as a nanny to Mr. Alford Ullom's six children after their mother, Samantha, and baby sister passed away after childbirth. Eventually, she cooked for Mr. Ullom. He ran two businesses in Coffeyville, Kansas, a café on Main Street and an inn called the Farmer's Home . Tacy and Alford were married two weeks before the Dalton Raid on the Banks in 1896. Here are some of her recipes that fortunately have been recorded by her youngest daughter, Laura Belle.
Cake

1 cup sugar
1 ¼ cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder.

Mix together =
¼ cup melted butter
2 eggs in cup & fill with milk
flavor
Put all these in bowl together and beat 5 minutes. Layer or loaf.
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Cornmeal Griddle Cakes
2 cups milk
2 cups cornmeal
1 egg
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon melted shortening
3 level teaspoons baking powder
Mix by stirring thoroughly, let stand a few minutes for meal to swell.
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Johnny Cake
2 cups whole, sour milk
½ cup brown sugar
2 teaspoon soda dissolved in milk
4 tablespoon butter
2 cup cornmeal
2 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
Bake in moderate oven. Raisins or date gems may be made by adding ¾ cup of chopped & seeded fruit to the batter.
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Milk Pie Crust
(for one two-crust pie)
Ingredients = ½ cup lard, ¼ cup milk with just enough flour so you can roll and handle the crust.
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Cookies
2 cup sugar
1 cup shortening
2 eggs
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon soda
1 cup sour milk
4 cup flour
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To Can Beans
Pick beans. Put in clean jars cold to 1 half gallon jar. Add 1 teaspoon salt. Put in boiler and boil for 3 hours. Fill jars up with cold water before cooking. Fill up in a inch or so of top. Put false bottom so cans don’t break. Cook for 3 hour.
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Dill Pickle Recipt

1 quart vinegar
2 quarts water
1 cup salt
Heat real hot & seal.
Put in some dill.
Wash cucumbers. Put in glass jars. Pour liquid hot over the cucumbers. Seal tight.
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Mustered Pickels Recipt

1 gallon vinegar
3 cups sugar
½ cup salt
½ cup dry mustard
have pickles in glass jars. Put over cold. Seal tight. They are fine. Don’t weaken vinegar.

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