Recipes from Her Tennessee Home
May 9, 2016
12#This 1985 spiralbound cookbook is like no book I’ve ever encountered.
Written by Phila Hach, was was a flight attendant in the early years of Pan Am, back when flying was both elegant and exotic. Despite traveling the world, the author longed for the graceful sweeping hills of the Smokies, the friendliness of the high country, the excitement of the Grand Ole Opry. And she missed Tennessee food. Phila proudly offers up a tour of dishes from famous Tennesseeans. But for me, the high point of the book are Phila’s unusual recipes. Butter Wine Pie!
And this unusual number:
And last, another perspective on the famously curious beaten biscuit. This time no axe required.
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Did you try the wine pie?
Haven’t tried that wine pie yet – but I plan to. Curious!
Now, where do I find my “wringer” for my beaten biscuits? I really liked reading this recipe and the poem that came before. Who knows, I might just try it, but not sure what to substitute for that wringer thingie. I don’t have a pasta maker, but maybe it would work?
Unfortunately, looks like you just missed her:
My grandmother sent us beaten biscuits from Merritts (long out of business) every Christmas. They were devoured in days. I think it’s the lard that makes them so good, like a Vermont common cracker, but much shorter. I’m going to give this a try with my pasta roller since I don’t have an axe handle.