ZETTA'S COAL CAMP RECIPES
By Sandra P. Aldrich
Published by Bold Words, Inc.
While the men work below the ground at the coal camp, the women work above it—doing laundry in backyard copper kettles, hanging clothes to dry on makeshift lines around the coal-burning kitchen stove, and cooking. Always cooking.
The 29 recipes in these pages are authentic Appalachian recipes from the early 1900s—and include Zetta’s biscuits and chocolate gravy, Clarie’s squirrel dumplings, and Dosha’s buttermilk pie. Scenes depicting the three woman, and photos of food or coal camp items accompany each recipe. But no squirrels were harmed for the photo of Clarie’s squirrel dumplings. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the chicken representing the squirrel meat in the photo.
Dosha’s Buttermilk Pie
Blend first 7 ingredients together.
Bake in unbaked pie shell at 325 degrees for about 45 minutes or until firm. Test for firmness by sticking a dinner knife into the center of the pie. If it comes out clean, the pie is firm.
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