OK... I'll admit it, we are a household of passionate Hellmann's Lovers. There are only three of us: Jeffrey, Mom and me...and you would think there are a dozen of us, the way we go thru Mayo!
Jeffrey is the primary cook and grocery shopper and he starts to twitch if there are fewer than 3 jars of Mayo, unopened, in the pantry. (Yes, we are lucky enough to live in a 100 year old house with a pantry... it makes up for the fact that the kitchen is a slooow work in process)
Now, due to height constraints, I don't let him buy the REALLY big jars because they just don't work well in our refrigerator, so I guess that might account for some of his worry about running out. *VeryBigGrin*
As you may know, I LOVE collecting cookbooks... the more vintage and unique the better. A couple of weeks ago I scored an really interesting 1979 cookbook called *That Amazing Ingredient: Mayonnaise*.
It has quite a bit of history and *fun facts to know and tell* about mayo. It also has some very intriguing recipes.
Here is one that I am dying to try:
CHEDDAR-ONION CASSEROLE BREAD
|Fresh and hot, straight from the oven... the tang of cheddar and green onions... cut into wedges and dripping with butter...
|â— 2 1/2 cups unsifted All-Purpose flour
â— 1 tablespoon baking powder
â— 1/2 teaspoon salt
â— 1/2 cup Hellmann's Mayonnaise (or Best Foods if you are West of the Rockies!)
â— 2 cups shredded Cheddar Cheese (8 oz)
â— 1/2 cup minced green onions
â— 1 egg
â— 3/4 cup milk
â— Shortening to grease casserole
|Large Mixing Bowl
Small Mixing Bowl
1 1/2 Quart Casserole
|Step by Step
|â— Preheat Oven to 425 degrees F.
â— Grease 1 1/2 Quart Casserole
â— In large bowl, stir flour, baking powder, and salt
â— Stir in Mayonnaise until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
â— Add cheese and onions, toss.
â— Beat together egg and milk in small mixing bowl
â— Stir into flour and cheese mixture, just until moistened
â— Spoon into casserole
â— Bake 35-45 minutes or until cake tester inserted in middle comes out clean
â— Cut into wedges
â— Serve immediately and ENJOY!
I'll share more from this wonderful little cookbook in later posts... think cookies and cakes!
*When I dream, I cook and bake like an artistâ€¦*