Tuesday's Romance of Cookery and Housekeeping


2 apples
1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
4 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons milk
1 jumbo egg

  • Mix the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter.
  • Add the milk and mix to a soft dough.
  • Roll on a well floured board until 1/4 inch thick.
  • Cut dough into 4 squares.
  • Wash, peel and core apples. Cut into quarters and then in half again.
  • Mix together the sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Sprinkle over the apple pieces.
  • In each square of dough place 4 pieces of apple in the center.
  • Moisten the corners of the dough and bring them all together and twist gently squeezing them together.
  • Lightly spray the bottom of a baking dish.
  • Place all 4 dumplings in dish and bake 30 minutes at 350 oven.
  • Brush with egg and and bake 5-10 minutes more until golden.
  • Serve with fresh vanilla ice cream or a cream cheese glaze.
Adapted from ‘A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband’
by Louise Bennett Weaver and Helen Cowles LeCron Recipe (page 238)

I do the memes: Menu Plan Monday hosted by Laura at I’m an Organizing Junkie, Favorite Ingredient Friday hosted by Kathryn at Overwhelmed with Joy, Freezer Food Friday hosted by MJ at mjpuzzlemom, Scrumptious Sunday hosted by Meredith at Mercedes Rocks and Slow Cooking Thursday hosted by Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. Doing them all make great additions to help keeping me on track and finding so new recipes!


I LOVE this darling little book. I love how it is like a story and cookbook as well. Very charming to read of their meals and guests 😉