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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 08
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1976
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-26
Date Modified 2005-02-26
ID 325605
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Title Gobblefield
Description building a good hot fire in the kitchen range with wood and coal. The ingredients consisting of 8 eggs, 1 1/2 cups of sugar, and 3/4 cups of potato starch were carefully measured out on the big round table in the center of her kitchen. First, she would separate the egg whites and beat them with a hand beater until they were stiff. Next, she beat the egg yolks with a wire spoon until light and fluffy. Then the sugar was added very slowly and beaten until the granules were dissolved. The potato starch was also sprinkled in slowly, and last of all the egg whites folded in gently. The thick fluffy batter was poured into a 16-inch dripper and placed in the hot oven for 10 minutes or more. As the heat had to be reduced gradually, she would use a small fire shovel and lift the hot coals out of the firebox until it was the temperature she wanted. In about an hour the golden brown cake was removed from the oven with a tender crust that took the place of a good frosting. Her cakes, which she sold for $1.00 each, were also in great demand for parties, weddings, birthdays, clubs, and banquets. As I watched and helped her make hundreds of cakes, I learned the art of making starch cake, which has become a tra- dition in our family as well. Whenever I have club or the family comes home, they expect to have "starch cake", just like my mother-in-law used to make. Although I bake it in an electric oven with a glass window and can regulate the heat with a little knob, I have never improved on the texture and beauty of her cakes. GOBBLEFIELD John K. Olsen Ephraim, Utah Senior Division Second Place Honorable Mention, Anecdote Gobblefield is an unusual name for any area. If you have been in Ephraim very long, in all probability you have heard the name or "The Gobblefield Ditch," which, by the way, is that large ditch extending north from Ephraim to beyond the -57-
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Identifier 067_Gobblefield.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 8
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 325523
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