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Would you like to try Gladys Suggitt’s Buttermilk Pie?

June 18, 2022

“A lady’s reputation as a ‘good cook,’” as Gladys would explain, “was often judged by the kind of pies she served the threshing-gang and one of the most humiliating fates to befall any farm cook was to be eaten out of pies by the same gang of hungry men. Occasionally, a pie eating contest would be the outcome of some good natured teasing. On one such occasion at a threshing in our neighbourhood, the men bet they could eat all the pies the cook could prepare; it took twenty-eight large size pies to supply fourteen men two dinners and one supper, but the cook was the winner.”

Gladys’ Buttermilk Pie Recipe

Three egg yokes (the whites saved for frosting)

¾ cup of white sugar

1 ½ cups buttermilk

Pinch of salt

1 cup cream

Soda the size of a bean (1/3 teaspoon)

A little grated nutmeg.

Line pie plates with dough and sprinkle liberally with dry raisins and pour the custard into the unbaked shells. Bake, and when cooked spread with frosting and return to the oven to brown.

Maryboro Lodge will be serving Gladys Suggitt’s Buttermilk Pie (in tart form) at our soiree, Saturday, June 25, from 5 to 10 pm. We hope to see you there!

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