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19th century gingersnap sauce for tongue

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19th century gingersnap sauce for tongue

wearybashful | Dec 19, 2007 12:16 AM

SWEET AND SOUR SAUCE
4 ginger snaps,
1 cup hot water,fish or soup stock, (I use the water the tongue was boiled in)
1/2 cup brown sugar,
1/4 cup vinegar,
1 lemon, sliced,
1/2 teaspoon onion juice.
1/4 cup raisins.
Mix all together and cook until smooth. It must taste strong of vinegar and sugar and more of either may be added to suit taste.

I still use this recipe from the 1800s, which was published in the Settlement Cookbook around the turn of the last century. Moderators, I hope the copyright has expired.

Have there been any posts about this great website:
http://digital.lib.msu.edu/projects/c...
it puts the contents of antique cookbooks online, both as searchable text and as graphic reproductions. Lots of fun, and as I mentioned above, I sometimes cook from them.

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