So you would like a lovely salad recipe? Well you have certainly come to a place with a recipe. Below is a simple salad mixture written clearly in nonsensical verse. All you must do is read the poem, figure out the measurements and ingredients, and voila you will have a bowl of salad. (Provided your definition of salad is mashed potatoes with egg)
After this salad continue reading for a pudding!
If you are struggling to traverse these instructions since phrases like “Quantity of salt”, “Once with vinegar”, and “Onion atoms” may have fallen out of use in the last 125 years, you will find a slightly more direct recipe below:
- Boil 2 large potatoes and mash them through a sieve.
- 1 spoon of mustard
- 2 pinches of salt
- 3 spoons of olive oil
- 1 spoon of vinegar
- 2 mashed hard boiled egg yolks
- A small amount of chopped onions
- 1 teaspoon of anchovy sauce
And there you have it, place all ingredients in a bowl and stir. The result will taste of potatoes, egg, and mustard (I did not put in the anchovy sauce as we did not have any anchovy sauce). The results are not bad!
Mother Eve’s Pudding
If you do not know the amount of eggs needed you must research how many pennies are in a shilling and deduce from there. If you do not have time for that I have included another list:
- 2 eggs
- 6 apples peeled and chopped
- 6 ounces of bread crumbs without crust
- 6 ounces of currants (I used blueberries)
- 6 ounces of sugar
- Some salt and nutmeg
Now, I will once again admit I didn’t follow their directions to the letter, I halved the recipe and did not let it boil for three hours. I also wish I had served it with butter.
The result of this recipe is not terrible, it is not quite a bread pudding and not quite anything else. All the ingredients on their own would be nice and I suspect if we had a different type of bread it may have tasted a bit more of dessert.
My dear friend who aided me in this venture is eager to attempt this recipe with slight adjustments to improve the look and taste.
Recipes from “Enquire Within Upon Everything” (1894)