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n 1933, Procter & Gamble pub-
lished a cookbook that is a
Depression Era classic. Written
in English and Yiddish, with
pages numbered from right to left,
Crisco Recipes for the Jewish Housewife
quickly became one of the most popu-
lar cookbooks found in Jewish homes.
The cookbook taught families how
to prepare all their favorite traditional
dishes, along with some more exotic
flare (like Spaghetti with Liver) — all
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using Crisco, of course.
Following is a recipe from the book.
1 cake yeast
2 T. lukewarm water
1 t. sugar
1 t. salt
2 T. Crisco
1/2 c. lukewarm water or milk
1 c. white flour
2 raw potatoes, ground fine
2 c. buckwheat flour
3/4 c. lukewarm water or milk
Preheat oven to 400F.
Dissolve the yeast in the 2 table-
spoons lukewarm water. Add to the
sugar, salt and Crisco, which have been
mixed with the 1/2 cup of lukewarm
water or milk.
Stir in the 1 cup white flour and
allow to rise for 1/2 hour in a warm
place. Then add the finely grated pota-
toes and the 3/4 cup water or milk
and stir in the buckwheat flour. Allow
to rise for 2 hours.
Place heaping tablespoonfuls of this
mixture on a hot, well-Criscoed pan
over a direct fire and after turning
once, bake in a hot oven (400F) for 20
to 25 minutes.Makes 18 to 24 latkes.
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