Family Recipe Friday

My mother can remember her mother making this pie for the family and everyone loving it.  Times were hard back then and you learned to cook and experiment with what you had to make food go further and still have a dessert or two that didn’t cost so much to make in order to feed a housefull of kids.  Now with times being hard, you can imagine and understand when Mammaw baked a chocolate cake and had iced it how she felt when she walked back in the kitchen and all the icing had been licked off.  She knew right off who had done it when she called in all the kids and lined them up to give them that “Johnson Interrogation”.  The only one missing was my mother who was hiding behind the door.  And I am sure the evidence of chocolate icing was on her clothes, mouth, and hands when Mammaw found her hiding there!



Vinegar Cobbler Recipe


1 1/4 c. flour

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 c. shortening

4 T. water

1/4 c. apple vinegar

2 c. water

1 c. sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

Mix flour, salt, and cut in shortening. Add 4 T. water and mix into dough. Divide into 3 equal parts and roll each into a sheet 1/2 inch thick. Cut into strips. Mix all other ingredients in saucepan and heat to a boil. While boiling, drop in strips of the pastry until about two thirds of it is used breaking the strips to make small dunplings. Remove from heat and pour into a casserole dish or dutch oven and use the last third of your pastry to criss-cross over the top, sprinkle with 2 T. margarine cut in small pieces and bake until top is brown.  You can also sprinkle the crust with sugar along with the butter. Bake at 375 degrees until golden brown.

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