Thursday, March 26, 2020

White House Pickled Blueberries (1887)

"For blueberry pickles, old jars which have lost their covers, or whose edges have broken so that the covers will not fit tightly, serve an excellent purpose, as these pickles must not be kept air tight.

"Pick over your berries, using on the sound ones. Fill your jars or wide-mouthed bottles to within an inch of the top. 

"Pour in enough molasses to settle down in all the spaces. This cannot be done in a moment, as molasses does not run very freely. Only lazy people will feel obliged to stand by and watch it progress.

"As it settles, pour in more until the berries are covered. Then tie over the top a piece of cotton cloth to keep the flies and other insects out, and set away in the preserve closet. Cheap molasses is good enough, and your pickles will soon be 'sharp.' Wild grapes may be pickled in the same manner."

More "Lost" White House Recipes
White House Molasses Cup Cakes (1887)
White House Golden Spice Cake (1887)

Origin - "The Original White House Cook Book" by Mrs. F.L. Gillette and Hugo Ziemann, 1887.)

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