If a recipe says "untested"...

We want to post scans of all the original recipes so everyone in our family can enjoy them even if we haven't gotten around to testing each one in our modern kitchen. As we test each recipe, we will add our notes and photos to the recipes we do test and remove the note "untested" in the title. If you make one of the untested recipes, take a photo of the finished product and send us a note to let us know of your experience so we may include those in the recipes as well.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Creamed walnuts (untested)

This recipe appears to be written in Grammy's handwriting (her handwriting looked different when she wrote in fountain pen). It is undated, but I suspect this recipe pre-dates 1941 (the year she got married).

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Vanilla [no measurement is given but I'd guess a teaspoon is probably good]
  • Shelled walnuts [no measurement is given so I would suppose it depends on how many you want to make]

Instructions [incomplete]:
  1. Cook the sugar and water without stirring
  2. [This is where the instructions end]

Without testing this recipe, I cannot give further details. I suspect the vanilla is added to the sugar mixture as it begins to form a thick syrup. I don't know if the walnuts are supposed to be dipped in this syrup as a candy coating or if they are supposed to crushed and "creamed" to create a walnut cream. Any insight from other family members that may have had this recipe would be greatly appreciated.

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