Shaker Recipe of the Month
Kitchen of the Church Family, Hancock Shaker Village
Frank Leslie’s Popular Monthly, September 1873
|2 pkgs. lemon gelatine||Juice of one lemon|
|2 cups boiling water||1 cup finely shredded green pepper|
|1 bottle ginger ale||1 cup finely diced celery|
|2 cups diced white chicken meat||1 cup chopped, blanched nut meats|
|1 cup chopped grapes|
Add gelatine to boiling water; cool and stir in gingerale. Add lemon juice. When partially congealed, add celery, grapes, nuts, chicken and peppers, and pour into mold, rubbed with salad oil. Chill until firm. Serve on crisp lettuce with mayonnaise.
Other Shaker recipes can be found in Shaker Cook Book, by Caroline Piercy and Arthur Tolve (Bowling Green, Ohio, Gabriel’s Horn Publishing Co., 1984). Used by permission.
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