This week’s recipe from the spam folder is, well, interesting. Interesting in that I have no idea what I’d use it for. Sweetened Cream Sauce. Well, yes, it looks interesting, but what on earth does one use this for? It’s certainly not for savory dishes, I think. I wouldn’t put it on a meat dish, but then, I also wouldn’t put it on ice cream either.

The recipe!

Sweetened Cream Sauce

Place in a saucepan

Two cups of milk,

Four tablespoons of cornstarch.

Dissolve the cornstarch in cold milk and bring to a boil. Cook for five minutes and then add

One-half cup of sugar

One-half teaspoon of nutmeg,

One well-beaten egg.

Beat to mix.

It looks like almost a white sauce, but then you put the sugar, nutmeg and egg in it.  That destroys the whole white sauce aspect.  I found a recipe that mentions using it, apparently it goes with a berry recipe.  That looks awfully tasty, doesn’t it?  I also found a recipe for strawberries and cream.  that uses a sweetened cream sauce.  Their recipe is different from this one though.

I did check with Google, and once again it’s from Mrs Wilson’s Cook Book.  The spam folder sure loves that book.  I suppose it is so old that they don’t have to worry about copyright when copying from it, but considering so much spam has bad things with it, why on earth would they worry about copyright?  On the other hand, it’s right there on the web and they can copy and paste from it with no trouble.  At least this time they didn’t give us a liver recipe or a prune recipe.

Until next time, toodles!