B.C. by Mastroianni and Hart


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  1. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 3 years ago

    He’d have come even faster for one of these, I’d bet.

    From: The New Pennsylvania Dutch Cook Book
    By: Ruth Hutchinson
    Illustrated by: Tim Palmer
    Published by: HARPER & BROTHERS NEW YORK 1958
    Earlier edition published as: The Pennsylvania Dutch Cook Book (1948)
    Library of Congress catalog card number 58-8873

    APPLE CUSTARD PIE (Credited to: Mrs. Donald L. Helfferich)

    2 heaping cups stewed sour apples
    2 eggs, beaten separately
    1 cup sugar
    1/2 cup butter
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
    Pinch of salt
    2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar

    Use the recipe for Plain Pastry.
    Line pie dish with the crust.
    Chill. Stew and mash the apples.
    Beat egg yolks, blend butter, sugar, and salt, add the egg yolks.
    Stir in apples and nutmeg.
    Pour filling into crust, put on top crust, seal and crimp edges of pie, bake in 350° oven for about 45 minutes.
    Beat whites stiffly with pinch of salt, add confectioners’ sugar and a little vanilla.
    Spread this meringue over the top crust, return to oven, and brown for 15 minutes at 300° – 325°. Makes 1 9-inch pie.

    PLAIN PASTRY (same source)

    2 cups flour
    3/4 teaspoon salt
    1/2 cup shortening
    5 tablespoons ice water

    Sift the flour into a bowl with the salt.
    Cut in the shortening by holding 2 knives in the hand like scissors.
    Mix lightly, stirring with a fork while adding water.
    Try to pour water on dry, flour parts of the mixture.
    Form into a ball with lightly floured hands.
    Chill before using.
    Roll out on floured board, lifting rolling pin instead of pushing, rolling aways in one direction.
    Makes 2 8 – inch shells.

    Note from me:
    Buy a pastry cutter, and use the back of a table knife to clean it as you cut the shortening in. It will make your pie crust making so much easier.

  2. ricrocs

    ricrocs said, over 3 years ago


  3. g55rumpy

    g55rumpy said, over 3 years ago

    mom, used to make her pie crusts like the recipe above. good stuff

  4. bluskies

    bluskies said, over 3 years ago

    Snapping into that feet-belt must really smart.

  5. TheSkulker

    TheSkulker said, over 3 years ago


    And if you add a couple of teaspoons of baking powder to the flour (well mixed), and a couple of teapsoons of white vinegar to the water, you will end up with pie crust that is flakey like pastry rather than heavy like crust. (From my mother’s crowd sourced cookbook from the 20’s or 30’s). The vinegar and powder react with each other to form carbon dioxide which creates little bubbles throughout the crust.

    BTW, Learn the technique and two knives are much faster and give you better control.

  6. Thirdguy

    Thirdguy said, over 3 years ago

    And THAT, boys and girls, was todays cooking lesson. Tune in tomorrow, when we will learn to iron our shirts, and hem our garments.

  7. hymmie

    hymmie said, over 3 years ago

    there’s no cure for stupidity. there’s a shortage of it and people are standing in line to get there fair share.

  8. goweeder

    goweeder said, over 3 years ago


    I have not noticed a shortage of stupidity — in fact it seems I’m totally surrounded by it.

  9. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, over 3 years ago

    Now ya got ‘im. What cha gonna do wit’ ’im?

  10. Rugeirn Drienborough

    Rugeirn Drienborough said, over 3 years ago

    Must be some sort of delayed-action trap. You’ll notice he had to turn around after picking up the apple in order for the trap to catch his toes as shown. Since the trap clearly passed over his head, all he had to to to get the apple cleanly was stand still after he picked it up.

    The moral of the story is: build a better man-trap and the world will beat a path to your dinosaur.

  11. Old Timer

    Old Timer GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Picky picky picky.

  12. Vegas Viper

    Vegas Viper said, over 3 years ago

    Not to worry folks… B C WILL return tomorrow !

  13. ChessPirate

    ChessPirate said, over 3 years ago


    That reminds me of what I think is the funniest line the character “Onslow” in the british series “Keeping Up Appearances” ever said:
    “I’m sitting here completely surrounded by no beer!”

  14. lightenup

    lightenup said, over 3 years ago

    Yeah, it’s going to be a fun ride through the digestive tract of that dinosaur. Wheee!
    (It was labelled, and you still walked into it?? The Darwin Award goes to you.)

  15. Radical-Knight

    Radical-Knight said, over 3 years ago

    Was BC at the top of the list for a Darwin Award?

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