About This Project

My Aunt Carol (Giampa) was a life long cook and the holder of my family's culinary traditions. When she passed, her recipe collection came to me. Having learned many of my cooking skills from her and forging traditions of my own, I am honored and challenged to explore the many recipes of her mother and aunts that never made it into my repertoire. Many of these recipes are desserts. This project is an attempt to both memorialize Aunt Carol (or Jumpy as she was known to most others) and explore/test/review these old family recipes. Join me?

Thursday, March 17, 2011

So it begins

To make a light batter? Huh? Ok, I took it to a sort of pancake consistency, we'll see what it looks like tomorrow. Mander was kind enough to stop and get me lard and fresh yeast cake so we're all authentic at this point.

I keep getting weep-womp images of this light batter taking over my kitchen over night, so I put the bowl in a big pan, just in case. Stay tuned for our next installment!

Searching for "cooking terms from the 50s" I found this gem! Enjoy!

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