Sunday, December 16, 2012
Lena Sarah Weyman's Pineapple Delight
I decided that when I wrote about my grandmother, Lena Sarah Marlow Smith Hart Weyman, that I would also post the only recipe I have of hers which has come down in the family to me, “Pineapple Delight”. This was a family favourite growing up. I will probably be posting more recipes from other family members as time goes on, including Faith Saunders’ pumpkin pie recipe, which will be my next blog. Recipes are another way of connecting with the past, particularly the women, as they have tended to have had less written about them over the centuries. If you, gentle reader, are in possession of such recipes, and would like to share them with me, and possibly this blog’s audience, I would be grateful if you passed them along.
Lena Sarah Weyman’s Pineapple Delight
½ Package of Dad’s coconut cookies crumbled in the bottom of a well-buttered dish.
Then put over this a mixture of:
¼ pound of butter
1 ½ cups icing sugar
A bit of vanilla
Two eggs, well-beaten
Over this, put:
½ pint of whipping cream, whipped with
A dab icing sugar and vanilla
One tin of crushed pineapple, well-drained
Sprinkle remainder of half the package of crumbled Dad’s cookies over the top.
Make this the day before and keep in the fridge. Keeps well if hidden.