A (very) few snapshots from Kinderdag: a Children’s
Day out at the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum. All had
a marvelous time. HUZZAH!
With the help of numerous children, curds, eggs, flour,
and assorted spices (cloves, mace, nutmeg, saffron,
sugar) were mixed well together:
The curd fritter batter ready for the fire:
The tasty fritters were eaten as fast as I could cook them.
If you didn’t grab one just after they came off the fire,
you had to wait ’til the next batch:
We made curds, as well. Rennet (in tablet form, crushed
and mixed with water) was added to some milk that’d
been heated to bloodwarm:
Before long, curds ‘n whey developed, prompting all
to remember that dear ol’ childhood nursery rhyme:
Little Miss Muffet,
Sat on a tuffet,
Eating her curds ‘n whey…
Louie of Jerry Joy Music led the children as they marched
around the Museum grounds:
I was busy with the cooking, so I didn’t see or participate
in the other Children’s Day activities. However, I do know
that in addition to the above delightful, toe-tapping music
(simply adored those oldie-but-goodie 60′s tunes!), there
was face painting, apple pressing, a marionette show,
puppet making, tile painting, and more.
Incidentally, I used Friendship cottage
cheese for my fritters, as its one variety
comes in a large curd. There are still
a few of those wacky additives in it,
but it’s not as bad as all the others.
Also, it’s not stated in the cookbook’s
(The Pennsylvania Housewife)
instructions, but before using
the cottage cheese, rinse it first
in cold water until it runs clear, then add to the batter.