Friday, July 15, 2005

Sweet Pickle Recipe Search

Lost Sweet Pickles Recipe

Looking for old recipes is a hobby of mine and this week I got a request thru my website that is leaving me stumped.

The request is for a sweet pickles cube, well, I’ll let the requestor tell it in her own words…

“I am trying to remember the name of a sweet pickle cube my grandmother put in her potato salad. I”m not sure how to spell it correctly , it was something like mangdelinor mandelin sweet pickle cubes. Any help would be appreciated. “

I’ve looked all through my old pickle recipes, which I have quite a collection, and searched on the internet. No Luck. So I’m hoping that someone will have heard of this recipe or actually has it.

If you do, please post it below or send it to

Gooseberry Pie

Another recent search request was for Gooseberry Pie. Finding a Gooseberry Pie recipe turned out to be a bigger challenge than I thought it would be. We always had them when I was growing up, but I'm sure my mother didn't use a recipe. Here are a couple for you to consider if you ever want to make a Gooseberry Pie. I haven't tried either, but they come from good sources. If you have a good recipe for this type pie, please post it and I will sent to along.

The first recipe is from a cookbook put together by women in Linn, KS, about 30 years ago.

Gooseberry Pie
2 1/2 c gooseberries, cleaned1 c sugar1/2 c waterCook ingredients until berries burst. Then stir in:1/2 c sugar2 Tablespoon fine Tapioca1/4 tsp. vanillaSprinkle 1 Tablespoon flour on the bottom of an unbaked pie shell. Add filling and top with 1 Tablespoon flour. Dot with butter (doesn't say how much) and add top crust. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.

This second recipe comes from book published during the second World War.

Gooseberry Pie
Combine 2 c gooseberries, cleaned, with a few grains of salt, 3/4 cup sugar, mix with 1 Tablespoon of flour and 3 Tablespoons of water. Heat slowly until berries break and then cool. Add filling to an unbaked pie shell. Add top crust and bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.
I personally would try the first recipe since during the war, with rationing, they may have cut back on the sugar and other ingredients.

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