The Homemakers Corner: Strawberries

from The Homemakers Corner, May 31, 1934

Strawberries are in season now and everyone is probably hunting for recipes using this delicious berry either cooked or uncooked. Here are some good recipes so that you can have some lovely deserts during the strawberry season or you can cook these berries and have some delicious preserves, jams, or berries that may be used for pies, puddings and such during the winter months.

Rhubarb Preserves
2 quarts rhubarb, cut in small pieces
6 cups sugar
2 cups water

Boil sugar and water together until the syrup becomes brittle when dropped into cold water. Drop rhubarb into the boiling syrup and cook mixture until it is thick and clear. Pour into clean, hot jars and seal at once.

Rhubarb and Fig Preserves
3 1/2 quarts rhubarb
8 cups sugar
1 pint chopped figs
1 lemon
Cut rhubarb into small pieces, add sugar and let mixture stand overnight. In the morning boil until thick and add 1 pint of chopped figs and the juice and rind of 1 lemon. Cook rapidly until mixture is thick and clear. Pack while hot, into clean, hot jars. Seal immediately.

Strawberry Preserves
Use firm, ripe strawberries. Take two quarts (do not increase quantity) and scald them, leaving them in the boiling water 2 minutes, then drain. Add four cups of sugar and boil two minutes, counting the time after the entire contents of the pan is bubbling. Remove from fire and after bubbling has stopped add two more cups of sugar and boil for five minutes. Count time as specified, after which pour into shallow pans so the preserves will not stand over 1 1/2 to 2 inches deep in the pan. Let stand over night, next morning pack the cold preserves in sterilized jars and seal with caps and rubbers in the usual way. This method of scalding keeps the berries plump and retains. the color.

Five-Minute Short Cake
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter or thick cream
1 egg
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
Break egg into measuring cup. Fill with milk. Put all ingredients together and beat five minutes. Bake in layers. Spread strawberries between.

Other recipes in this column:
Strawberry Preserves
Strawberry Shortcake
Strawberries Supreme
Strawberry Jam
Strawberry Conserve
Canned Strawberries (open kettle)
Strawberries (jar cooked)
Strawberry Preserves
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