Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

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May 8, 2013

June flowers on the way?

(Continued)

Greensburg — DANDELION GREENS

They can be used until they bloom. Pick over them carefrully, wash in several waters. Put in boiling water with a piece of salt pork. Boil 1 hour. Drain well. Add salted, boiling water, boil two more hours. When  well done and tender, turn into colander and drain.

HARD TIMES CAKE

One half cup of butter, two cups sugar, one cup sour cream, three cups flour, three eggs, half teaspoon  of soda; bake in layers and spread with jelly.

HOMINY GRITS

1 cup hominy grits

1 teaspoon salt

5 cups boiling water

Cook slowly, 25 to 30 minutes, stirring frequently. Serve with gravy or with butter or with cream and sugar. Chill the leftovers, slice and fry in butter until golden brown.

BERRY DUMPLINGS

2 cups sifted flour

4 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

Fruit

1 tablespoon sugar

3 tablespoons shortening

1 cup milk

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Sift together flour, salt, and baking powder. Cut in shortening. Stir in milk to make stiff dough. Stir in cup of sweetened fruit and vanilla. Drop from tablespoon into rapidly boiling salted water. Cover and cook about 12 minutes. Drain well and serve with your favorite pudding sauce.

Sort of makes you glad you’re not living in those kind of hard times, doesn’t it?

 

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