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Friday, November 12, 2010

Boobs?

Just a moment ago I was organizing my cookbooks, when I quickly thumbed through one of my grandma's old cookbooks, appropriately titled "Grandma's Cook Book" though it was written by someone else's grandma, a lady who went by the name of Rose Santich from Rock Springs, Wyoming. Apparently my grandma got an autographed copy, because on the inner cover it's signed "Hope you enjoy my book" and dated Aug 6, 1979. Rose writes in her introduction that Wyoming is a melting pot of nations, and that there was as many as 51 different nationalities in her small community. She explains that her own nationality is Croatian, but that she has included many recipes from other countries- those that she felt were the best from each. It ends with a sweet dedication to her grandchildren, "I hope my grandchildren will find as much in these special recipes as I have had in collecting and using them for the past forty years and in recording them for their use."

Funny thing is though, as I was thumbing through, I thought I saw the word "boobs." Chalking it up my tired eyes blurring the letters of some other word, I casually skipped back a few pages only half expecting to find what I thought I saw. Sure enough, there was the word boobs under the rolls and bread section. My eyebrows lifted at the hilarity of it, a recipe for boobs in a grandma's cookbook? Who would have thought? 


I've tried a few of grandma Rose's recipes, and I love many of her cookie recipes, but I have yet to make an attempt at cooking boobs, so I can't really tell you how they are, or even what they are for that matter. I tried looking them up on the web and only found porn and breast cancer links. If you'd like to taste some boobs though, I'd love to hear how they turn out. Here's the recipe:

Boobs

5 1/2 cups flour, sifted
3/4 cup powdered milk
2 cups warm water
3/4 sq. melted butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. salt
3 beaten eggs

Sponge:

1/2 cup warm water
1 yeast cake
1 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp flour

Mix sponge ingredients together and let rise. Beat eggs in bowl; add sugar and salt. Mix well. Add melted butter and milk, which has been mixed with warm water, and sponge mix, then add flour, a little at a time, beating all of the time until all flour is used. Beat about 20 minutes, then let rise until double in bulk. Turn over onto floured cloth and knead it in cloth (easy). Put back in bowl which has been washed and greased. Do this the same way 2 more times. The third time, turn on floured cloth and pay it out with your hands, not rolling pin. Cut with large size glass and fry in deep fat in electric frying pan.

2 comments:

  1. My mother used to make something called "Potato Poopies," so don't feel too bad! :)

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  2. You must tell me what "Potato Poopies" are!

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