Family Histories

Family Histories for the Rose and Kirkpatrick Families

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Family Recipe Friday - Purefoy Hotel Cookbook

This cookbook lives in my house, although I have no idea who bought it or how it got here.  Along with three or four other old vintage cookbooks that sit decoratively on a shelf, but aren't used much.
1960 version of the Purefoy Hotel Cook Book

The Purefoy was located in Talledega, Alabama and was apparently renowned for it's southern cooking.  There were a number of cookbooks published, including this one from 1960.  It not only offers recipes, but also housekeeping maintenance, laundering, gardening, safety, first aid and child care suggestions!  

There are some interesting recipes, things I've never heard of, like deviled raisins (a side dish to ham or pork).  The Purefoy appears to have been famous for it's pies, especially pecan - here's the recipe from the cookbook - very simple.

A Most Delicious Pecan Pie

4 large eggs
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 stick creamery butter
1 1/4 cups white Karo syrup
2 cups pecans

Melt the butter in an iron skillet until light brown, add sugar, add eggs, one at a time, beating separately, add Karo, and pecans and pour on an unbaked crust and bake in moderate oven about 375 degrees about 30 to 35 minutes until brown and firm.  


1 comment:

  1. Can you post the recipe for Cream Corn? It was my husbands Grandmothers favorite. I have the cookbook packed away somewhere.