All day we've been anticipating the impending snowfall and finally it has arrived. Earlier when I stepped outside tiny ice pellets were bouncing off the pavement. I stepped back inside, promptly put on a pot of tea and began browsing my new (old) favorite cookbook. I realize it has only been a few days since my previous post referencing The American Woman's Cookbook, but I am just so smitten with it, and cannot put it down!
I decided to select my next recipe from the noticeably thin cookie section. It seems that a large portion of desserts from that time period (copyright 1938-47) were custards, mousses and cold gelatins that were placed in decorative molds for fancy presentation. I don't have any gelatin molds, (maybe I should get one?) so I'll stick with cookies for now.
I have to include more photos from the cookbook, especially since it was such a big deal for them to be in color.
The original name of this recipe is "Walnut Sticks", however, I did not cut mine into sticks. The description doesn't really work well with my chosen presentation. It is better described as a chewy walnut bar. The recipe is so simple, and so are the ingredients.
You may have everything you need on hand, which is a good thing if you are snowed in like me.
Be sure to generously grease your pan, or these chewy bars will STICK!
In keeping with the theme of my last post on this subject, I must include an oddity. I was browsing the seafood section when I found this. Instructions on how to dispatch, clean and prepare terrapins. I realize turtle is not so odd a delicacy, (see my fave movie Babette's Feast, warning: subtitles) but to go out and catch, kill, clean... well, that is certainly not in my future.
...the snow has yet to subside, and I don't expect it will let up tonight. Husband is home, although late. A couple of cars had slid off the road and he was helping push the cars to the roadside. I'm so glad no one was hurt and everyone is home safely.
I hope wherever you are tonight you are keeping safe, warm and toasty!
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