Thursday, February 14, 2019

Mamie Eisenhower's Sweet Turnips (1954)

  • 6 medium turnips
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tspn salt
  • Dash of cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 tspn basil
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tspn grated lemon rind
  • 2 tbspns brown sugar

Cook cubed turnips until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and mash. Beat egg yolks and add to turnips along with salt and cayenne pepper, basil, and lemon rind. 

Beat egg whites and fold gently into turnip mixture. Pour into casserole, sprinkle with brown sugar, and bake 20 minutes.


White House Golden Spice Cake (1887)

(Origin - "Eating with Uncle Sam - Recipes and Historical Bites from the National Archives" edited by Patty Reinert Mason, Introduction by Chef Jose Andres. Published by The Foundation for the National Archives, Washington D.C., 2011. Recipe was provided by the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum.) 

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