Reference > Farmer's Cookbook > PUDDING SAUCES

Chapter XXIV. 
Lemon Sauce I
3/4 cups sugar2 teaspoons butter
1/4 cup water1 tablespoon lemon juice
Make a syrup by boiling sugar and water five minutes; remove from fire; add butter and lemon juice.

Lemon Sauce II
1/2 cup sugar2 tablespoons butter
1 cup boiling water11/2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon corn-starch orFew gratings nutmeg
11/2 tablespoons flourFew grains salt
Mix sugar and corn-starch, add water gradually, stirring constantly; boil five minutes, remove from fire, add butter, lemon juice, and nutmeg.

Lemon Sauce III
1/3 cup butter1/3 cup boiling water
1 cup sugar3 tablespoons lemon juice
Yolks 3 eggsFew gratings lemon rind
Cream butter, add sugar gradually, and yolks of eggs, slightly beaten; then add water, and cook over boiling water until mixture thickens. Remove from range, add lemon juice and rind. Serve with Apple Pudding or Popovers.

Vanilla Sauce
Make same as Lemon Sauce II, using one teaspoon vanilla in place of lemon juice and nutmeg.

Molasses Sauce
1 cup molasses2 tablespoons lemon juice or
11/2 tablespoons butter1 tablespoon vinegar
Boil molasses and butter five minutes; remove from fire and add lemon juice.

Cream Sauce I
3/4 cup thick cream1/3 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Mix cream and milk, beat until stiff, using egg-beater; add sugar and vanilla.

Cream Sauce II
1 egg1/2 cup thick cream
1 cup powdered sugar1/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Beat white of egg until stiff; add yolk of egg well beaten, and sugar gradually; dilute cream with milk, beat until stiff, combine mixtures, and flavor.

Yellow Sauce I
2 eggs1 teaspoon vanilla or
1 cup sugar1/2 teaspoon vanilla and
1 teaspoon brandy
Beat eggs until very light, add sugar gradually and continue beating; then flavor.

Yellow Sauce II
2 eggs1 cup powdered sugar
3 tablespoons wine
Beat yolks of eggs until thick, add one-half the sugar gradually; beat whites of eggs until stiff, add gradually remaining sugar; combine mixtures, and add wine.

Orange Sauce
Whites 3 eggsJuice and rind 2 oranges
1 cup powdered sugarJuice 1 lemon
Beat whites until stiff, add sugar gradually, and continue beating; add rind and fruit juices.

Strawberry Sauce
1/3 cup butter1 cup powdered sugar
2/3 cup strawberriesWhite 1 egg
Cream the butter, add sugar gradually, egg beaten until stiff, and strawberries. Beat until fruit is mashed.

Creamy Sauce I
1/4 cup butter2 tablespoons milk
3/4 cup powdered sugar2 tablespoons wine
Cream the butter, add sugar gradually, and milk and wine drop by drop. If liquids are added too fast the sauce will have a curdled appearance.

Creamy Sauce II
Use same proportions as given in recipe I. If not careful in adding liquids, it will curdle; but this will make no difference, as the sauce is to be warmed over hot water. By careful watching and constant stirring, the ingredients will be perfectly blended; it should be creamy in consistency.

Foamy Sauce I
1/2 cup butter1 egg
1 cup powdered sugar2 tablespoons wine
Cream the butter, add gradually sugar, egg well beaten, and wine; beat while heating over hot water.

Foamy Sauce II
Whites 2 eggs1/4 cup hot milk
1 cup powdered sugar1 teaspoon vanilla
Beat eggs until stiff, add sugar gradually, and continue beating; add milk and vanilla.

Chocolate Sauce
2 cups milk2 tablespoons hot water
11/2 tablespoons corn-starch2 eggs
2 squares unsweetened chocolate2/3 cup powdered sugar
4 tablespoons powdered sugar1 teaspoon vanilla
Scald one and three-fourths cups milk, add corn-starch diluted with remaining milk, and cook eight minutes in double boiler; melt chocolate over hot water, add four tablespoons sugar and hot water, stir until smooth, then add to cooked mixture; beat whites of eggs until stiff, add gradually powdered sugar and continue beating, then add unbeaten yolks, and stir into cooked mixture; cook one minute, add vanilla, and cool before serving.

Sabyon Sauce
Grated rind and juice 1/2 lemon1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup white wine or2 eggs
1/4 cup Sherry
Mix lemon, wine, sugar, and yolks of eggs; stir vigorously over fire until it thickens, using a wire whisk; pour on to whites of eggs beaten stiff.

Hard Sauce
1/3 cup butter1/3 teaspoon lemon extract
1 cup powdered sugar2/3 teaspoon vanilla
Cream the butter, add sugar gradually, and flavoring.

Sterling Sauce
1/2 cup butter1 teaspoon vanilla or
1 cup brown sugar2 tablespoons wine
4 tablespoons cream or milk
Cream the butter, add sugar gradually, and milk and flavoring drop by drop to prevent separation.

Wine Sauce
1/2 cup butter3 tablespoons Sherry or
1 cup powdered sugarMadeira wine
Slight grating nutmeg
Cream the butter, add sugar gradually, and wine slowly; pile on glass dish, and sprinkle with grated nutmeg.

Brandy Sauce
1/4 cup butterYolks 2 eggs
1 cup powdered sugarWhites 2 eggs
2 tablespoon brandy1/2 cup milk or cream
Cream the butter, add sugar gradually, then brandy very slowly, well beaten yolks, and milk or cream. Cook over hot water until it thickens as a custard, pour on to beaten whites.

Caramel Brandy Sauce
Make same as Brandy Sauce, substituting brown sugar in place of powdered sugar.

Apricot Sauce
3/4 cup apricot pulp3/4 cup heavy cream
Drain canned apricots from their syrup, and rub through a sieve. Beat cream until stiff, add to apricot pulp, and sweeten to taste. Serve with German toast.



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