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Old Fitzgerald Holiday Recipes

Unread postby bourbonv » Fri Jan 27, 2006 8:10 pm

I have a recipe booklet printed by the Stitzel-Weller distillery in the 1960's and I thought I might place some of the recipes here for your enjoyment. If anybody wants a copy of the booklet, send me a private message with you mailing address.


Old Fitzgerald Egg Nog
1 doz. eggs, seperated
1 1/2 pints Old Fitzgerald
12 T. sugar
1 pt. heavy cream, whipped
1 pt. heavy cream unwhipped
Cinnamon or nutmeg

Stir egg yolks with sugar until smooth; slowly drip on pint of Old Fitzerald Bourbon into egg mixture, stirring constantly, then stir in unwhipped cream. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites, then stir in extra 1/2 pint of Old Fitzgerald. Chill untill serving time, then fold in the pint of whipped cream. Sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg. Makes 12 servings.

Flaming Punch
3 Oranges
1 T. Maple Syrup
Whole Cloves
1 t. nutmeg
1 fifth Old Fitzgerald
1 t. ground sugar
2 bottles of red wine
1 t. cinnamon
1 t. bitters

Stud Oranges with cloves and roast at 350 degrees until oranges are soft to touch. Cut Oranges in quarters, place in heat proof bowl or chafing dish; cover with Old Fitzgerald Bourbon; add all other ingredients and heat, but do not boil, until steam begins to rise Keep hot until ready to serve, then flame. Makes about 25 servings.

Roquefort Meat Balls
1 lb. Ground Beef
Salt and Pepper
1 can deviled ham spread
Roquefort cheese
Old Fitzgerald Bourbon
Butter

Mix ground beef, deviled ham and about 1 jigger Old Fitzgerald; cover and refigerate several hours to "season", then salt slightly and add freshly ground pepper. Mold meat mixture around pieces of cheese to form small balls. Fry in butter, to which add a little bourbon, until the meat balls are done and well browned on all sides. Remove to chafing dish or hot platter for serving.


Some more recipes later.

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Unread postby bourbonv » Sat Jan 28, 2006 9:28 am

Some more recipes from the booklet.

Seafood A La King

1 cup canned lobster, crab meat, etc.
3 hard boileed eggs diced
1 pimiento chopped
1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
1/4 cup chopped green peppers
1 cup cream sauce
1 t. Worcestershire sauce
2 T. Old Fitzgerald

Combine flaked sea food, eggs and pimiento. Saute' mushrooms in butter, shaking pan as you saute', 3 to 5 minutes. Cook green peppers in water until tender; drainand add with mushrooms to sea food mixture. Make cream sauce by melting 2 tablespoons butter of low heat and blend in 2 tablespoons of flour for about 5 minutes, then slowly add in 1 cup of milk. Cook and stir until smooth; add the sea food mixture to the smooth bubbling sauce, then salt and pepper to taste. Add Worcestershire sauce and Bourbon. Serve in patty shells or over toast, rusks, etc. Makes 10 servings.

Molded Ginger Salad

2 T. gelatin
1/4 cup cold water
1/2 cup boiling fruit juice
1/2 cup sugar
1/8 t. salt
1 cup ginger ale
1 cup Old Fitzgerald
juice of 1 lemon
1/2 lb seedless grapes
1 orange skinned and sliced
1 grapefruit in skinned sections
6 slices pineapple cut into sections
1/4 lb chopped preserve ginger
Lettuce and garnish

Soak gelatin in cold water; dissolve it in boiling fruit juice; add sugar, salt ginger ale, Bourbon and lemon juice. Chill until nearly set, then combine with fruits and ginger. Place in wet mold and chill until firm. Unmold on lettuce and garnish. Makes 10 servings.


Still more to come.

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Unread postby bourbonv » Sat Jan 28, 2006 2:26 pm

More recipes from Stitzel-Weller.

Jubilee Cookies
2/3 cup honey
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup Old Fitzgerald
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 t. baking powder
1/4 t. mace and cardamon
1/2 t. soda
2 t. cinnamon
1/2 t cloves
1 cup blanched, grated almonds
2 T chopped citrine
2 T chopped candied orange rind
2 T chopped candied lemon rind

Mix honey, sugar and butter over hot water; when soft, add Bourbon. Stir together the flour, baking powder, soda and spices and add the honey-bourbon mixture, then add almonds and candied rinds. Form dough into a 2-inch diameter roll on paper foil, in which wrap it securely and refigerate for 24 hours. Thinnly slice and bake on greased cookie sheet for 10 to 12 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Unbaked dough can be frozen. Makes 70 2 inch cookies.

Bourbon Balls

1 cup vanilla wafer crumbs
1 cup graound pecans or almonds
2 T. Cocoa
2 T. white corn syrup
1/4 cup Old Fitzgerald
1 cup powdered sugar

Mix crumbs with ground nuts; add cocoa, corn syrup and bourbon. A teaspoon full at a time roll into balls, then roll in powdered sugar (or roll in a mixture of cocoa, cinnamon and sifted powdered sugar). Place on cookie sheet for 2 hours to dry, then roll again in powdered sugar. Makes about 20 balls. To store wrap each in wax paper and place in container with a tight fitting lid.

Pistachio Nuggets

3 oz. chopped dates
1/2 cup golden or white raisins
1 cup chpped walnuts
48 vanilla wafers, rolled fine
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup Old Fitzgerald
2 T. honey
Salted pistachio nuts, chopped

Combine all ingredients except pistachio nuts; roll into small balls, then roll in chopped pistachios until well coated. Makes about 48 balls.


Next is their Christmas dinner menu with some cocktails.

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Unread postby bourbonv » Sun Jan 29, 2006 10:22 am

Cocktail recipes for the Christmas Dinner from the Stitzel-Weller recipe book:

Old Fitzgerald Whiskey Sour

1 Maraschino cherry
1 slice of orange
1 t. water
1 t. sugar
juice from one lemon
2 oz. Old Fitzgerald

Dissolve the heaping teaspoon of sugar in the lemon juice plus 1 teaspoon of water. Add Old Fitzgerald Bourbon. Shake with cracked ice; strain into sour glass. Garnish with maraschino cherry and slice of orange.


Cranberry Cocktail

Cook 2 cups of cranberries with 2 cups of water until skins pop open; strain through cheesecloth. Add 1/3 cup of sugar to juice and boil 2 minutes; add 1 tablespoon lemon juice and two tablespoons orange juice, chill thoroughly. Place a jigger of Old Fitzgerald Bourbon in each cocktail glass and fill with cranberry juice. Makes about 10 cocktails.

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Unread postby Mike » Sun Jan 29, 2006 10:52 am

Mike V

Thanks for posting these recipes. I'm a thinning I may try that Seafood a la King with the crab (wonder if it would work well with oysters? Sevenmag, you hearing this?).

Sounds like it would be good!
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Unread postby bourbonv » Sun Jan 29, 2006 11:59 am

Mike,
That is why I am posting them. I hope someone will try to make some of them and report back on their success. After I finish this one, I have a booklet from George Dickel I will post. Of course, I am only doing the recipes with bourbon in them - the booklet has several other recipes without bourbon, designed to go along with the other dishes in the book.

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Unread postby bourbonv » Sun Jan 29, 2006 12:27 pm

The Main Course for Christmas Dinner!

Roast turkey with Chestnut Dressing

1 Double breasted turkey
1 stick of butter
Salt and pepper
1/4 cup Old Fitzgerald
1 t. Thyme
1 t. basil
Chestnut Dressing
Heavy Duty foil

Rub inside of turkey cavity with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Rub skin generously with butter; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Fill turkey loosely with dressing and close incisions with skewer pins. Wrap cord around end of legs and tie to tail piece, keeping legs close to body. Place bird in center of long piece of heavy duty foil. Before completly wrapping foil around turkey, add herbs to bourbon and pour over turkey. Seal securely by folding edges of foil together. Place bird in open roasting pan and roast in moderate oven (400 degrees) allowing 18 minutes per pound of stuffed weight. During the last 30 minutes open top of foil to brown turkey. Save the juice in the foil for a rich brown gravy. Garnish with fruit cups (see recipe) or spiced fruits.

Chestnut Dressing

1/2 cup butter, melted
4 large onions, chopped
6 stalks celery, chopped with leaves
12 slices bread, toasted
1 1/2 cup giblet broth or consomme'
1/2 cup Old Fitzgerald
4 eggs well beaten
2 cups chestnuts, boiled, peeled and diced
1/8 t. parsley
1/8 t. ginger
1/8 t. poultry seasoning
1/8 t. grated nutmeg
1/8 t. thyme
Salt and pepper to taste

Melt butter in large skillet; add onions, celery, including leaves, and cook until soft, but not brown. In a large bowl, break toasted bread into small pieces, add broth or consomme' and bourbon, mix well, then add eggs, chestnuts, parsley, spices, and salt and pepper to taste. thoroughly mix all ingredients, then return to skillet and cook over low heat until mixture holds together but is not dry. After stuffing bird, if there is any excess dressing, it may be formed into patties and baked.

Baked Fruit Cups

1 cup mincemeat
2 oz. Old Fitzgerald
Peach Halves
Pineapple slices

Mix mincemeat with bourbon. Drain the juices from fruit. Arrange pineapple slices in shallow pan; place peach halves, cavity side up, on each slice. Fill peaches with mincemeat mixture. Add reserved fruit juices to the bottom of the pan. Bake in moderate oven until thoroughly heated, about 30 minutes. Allow one fruit cup per serving. Fine accompaniment for fowl, game or roasts.

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Unread postby bourbonv » Sun Jan 29, 2006 1:38 pm

And finally, dessert!

Fitzgerald Pecan Cake

1/2 lb. candied red cherries
1/2 lb. candied pineapple
1/2 lb white raisons
1/2 pint Old Fitzgerald
1/2 lb butter
1 lb shelled pecans
1 lb white sugar
1 lb. brown sugar
6 eggs beaten seperately
5 cups sifted flour
2 t. nutmeg
1 t. baking powder

Cut fruit into pieces and soak in Old Fitzgerald overnight. Cream butter and sugar and add beaten egg yolks one at a time; beat until mixture is smooth, then add bourbon soaked fruit and it liquid. Stir in flour, nutmeg and baking powder, reserving a bit to flour pecans. Fold in beaten egg whites, then add lightly floured pecans. Grease a tube pan and line with grease paper. Pour in batter and let set for 10 minutes befroe placing in pre-heated oven, about 275 degrees. Bake until cake shrinks from sides of pan, about 3 hours. Remove paper, place on rack to cool, and decorate if desired. To store, stuff center hole with cheesecloth soaked in Old Fitzgerald; wrap in foil and place in airtight container. Keeps beautifully.

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Unread postby bourbonv » Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:57 pm

Anybody going to try any of these recipes this year?
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Unread postby Bourbon Joe » Thu Dec 21, 2006 4:53 am

We're going to Alabama for Christmas. I think if I were home, I'd try a few of these Mike. Next year for sure.
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