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TYPICAL AMERICAN AND CANADIAN DISHES

Method.—Rub the butter into the flour, add the sugar, caraway seeds and a good pinch of salt, and mix well. Beat the egg until light, add the soda dissolved in a little warm water, and sour milk or cream. Mix quickly with the dry ingredients, add as much more flour as may be necessary to form a light dough, roll out thinly. Cut into rounds or other shapes, and bake in a moderately hot oven until crisp.

Time.—To bake, about 20 minutes. Average Cost, 1s. 2d. Sufficient for 3 lbs of Cookies. 'Seasonable at any time.

3888.—COOKIES, COCOANUT.

Ingredients.—2 cups of fine flour, 1 cup of grated or desiccated cocoa- nut, 1 cup of fine sugar, ½ a cup of butter, 2 eggs, 1 tablespooniul of milk, 1 heaped teaspoonful of baking-powder.

Method.—Cream the butter and sugar together until thick and white, then beat in the eggs. Add the cocoanut, milk, the flour and baking-powder previously sieved, and mix well. Roll out, adding more flour if necessary, stamp into rounds or other shapes, and bake in a moderately hot oven until crisp.

Time.—To bake, 20 minutes. Average Cost, 1s. 2d. Sufficient for 2½ lbs. of Cookies. Seasonable at any time.

3889.—CRACKER PUDDING.

Ingredients.—¼ of a lb. of finely-chopped beef suet, 1 cup of cracker crumbs, 3 cups of milk, 4 eggs, 2 tablespoonfuls of sugar, a teaspoonful of salt.

Method.—Pour the milk over the crushed crackers, and let them soak while preparing the other ingredients. When ready, mix the suet with the cracker crumbs, add the sugar, salt, and lastly the well- beaten eggs, and stir well. Pour the mixture into a greased pie-dish, and bake from 40 to 50 minutes. Serve hot with jam or fruit sauce.

Time.—To bake, from 40 to 50 minutes. Average Cost, 1s. 2d. Sufficient for 1 pudding. Seasonable at any time.

3890.—CRANBERRY SAUCE.

Ingredients. 1 quart of cranberries, 1 lb. of sugar, 1 pint of water.

Method.—Pick the cranberries carefully, put them into a stewpan with the water, and cook slowly for about i hour, or until reduced nearly to a pulp. Stir from time to time during the process, and when they are sufficiently cooked stir in the sugar and turn into a dish to cool. Serve with turkey, ducks or game.

Time.—From 1 to 1¼ hours. Average Cost, 8d. or 9d. Sufficient, about 1 pint. Seasonable from October to March.