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SOUTER, Helen Greig   


LB and LoEN identify Aunt Kate as the pseudonym for Helen Greig Souter. She wrote a number of books on household subjects under the same pseudonym and was author of "Aunt Kate's page" in "The people's journal".

  • Aunt Kate's cakes and candies book
  • Subjects: candies, cakes,

    • 1. One penny. | Aunt Kate's | cakes & candies | book. | Contents. | The art of cake making. | Plain and fancy cakes. | Afternoon tea cakes. | Sweet-making. | Sweets (assorted). | Candies. | Caramels. | Chocolates. | Fondants. | Fudge. | Marzipan. | Peppermint creams. | Rock. | Tablets. | Toffees. | Ice cream. | Beverages. | Salads. | Jams and jellies. | Marmalades. [Cover-title]
      Dundee and London: John Leng and Co Ltd; nd
      23.5 x 15.0 cm   Pp [1] 2-48   1d   Blue paper with image on front of woman at stove watched by 3 girls and a boy  
      GB:   *LB  

      LB dates this title [about 1900].

  • Aunt Kate's cookery book
  • Subjects: general,

    • 1. New and revised edition. | 400 recipes. | Aunt Kate's | cookery | book | Price one penny. | Principal contents. | Broths and soups. | Fresh and salt fish. | How to cook meat. | Vegetarian cookery. | How to cook vegetables. | Puddings and pastry. | Dessert fruit dishes. | Supper dishes. | Breakfast dishes. | Sauces. | Porridge recipes. | Buns and biscuits. | Cakes and scones. | Home-made bread. | Christmas dainties. | Jams and jellies. | Orange and lemon marmalades. | How to make pickles. / Beverages. | Menus for a month. | Invalid cookery. | Ice cream. | Candies. [Cover-title]
      Dundee and London: John Leng and Co; nd
      24.0 x 15.5 cm   Pp [1] 2-48   1d   Orange paper with woman lifting lid of steaming saucepan on front  
      GB:   LoEN   *OB  

      Nowhere in the book is the title referred to by number; however, this is probably "Aunt Kate's cookery book No. 1". The preface of "Aunt Kate's cookery book No. 2" which was published in 1910 and which is described below says that four editions of No. 1 were issued.
      OB acquired this new and revised edition in August 1902. The LoEN copy has no accession stamp but it is rebound in a volume of twenty items all of which are dated 1902 except for one item dated 1903.

  • Aunt Kate's cookery book No. 2
  • Subjects: general,

    • 1. One penny. | Aunt Kate's | cookery | book | No 2. | Contents. | Hundreds of reliable | recipes, including | bread making | biscuits | bridescakes | cake baking | tea table dainties | scones and oatcakes | self-raising flour | bachelor cookery | economical breakfast dishes | tasty supper dishes | pies, puddings and sweets | carried food | fish, meat, game | soups and broths | the art of carving | the selection of meats | handy weights and measures | &c. &c. [Cover-title]
      Dundee and London: John Leng and Co Ltd; nd
      24.0 x 15.5 cm   Pp [1] 2-47, [i] ad   1d   White paper with woman stirring contents of saucepan on stove  
      GB:   *LoEN   OB  

      LoEN dates the book [1910]. The author says in the preface, ""Aunt Kate's cookery book No. 1" having run already into four editions, it was deemed advisable to publish another on the same popular lines rather than revise and add to the original one.... I determined to ring the changes on the practical, every-day nature of No. 1, and make its successor deal with more fanciful aspects of cookery and out-of-the-way dishes." No. 2 sold so quickly that, according to the introduction to "Aunt Kate's favourite recipes", a second edition was required within ten days.

  • Aunt Kate's favourite recipes
  • Subjects: general,

    • 1. One penny. | Aunt Kate's | favourite | recipes | Contents. | Hundreds of excellent | recipes, including | paper bag cookery for | breakfasts & dinners. | Soups and broths. | Fish recipes. | Economical dinner dishes | in splendid variety. | Cold meat cookery. | Potted meats. | To salt an ox tongue. | Rabbit recipes. | Dainty vegetable dishes. | Tempting pies. | All sorts of puddings. | Fruit and party sweets. | Fireless cookery. | Managing a gas stove. | Kitchen time-table. | Etc., etc. [Cover-title]
      Dundee and London: John Leng and Co Ltd; nd
      21.0 x 14.5 cm   Pp [1] 2-46 [47-48]   1d   Blue paper with woman holding up pie on front  
      GB:   *LoEN   OB  

      LoEN dates the book [1912].

  • Aunt Kate's home-made drinks
  • Subjects: beverages,

    • 1. One penny. | Aunt Kate's | home-made | drinks | Contents. | American and foreign drinks | ales and beers (home-brewed) | cider making | champagnes | cordials | drinks for coughs and colds | effervescing powders | fruit acids and syrups | home-made lemonades | invalids' drinks | miscellaneous beverages of | every kind | tea and coffee making | vinegar-making (fruit and | household | wines (a large variety) | and hundreds of reliable | recipes both old & new. [Cover-title]
      Dundee and London: John Leng and Co Ltd; nd
      23.5 x 15.5 cm   Pp [1] 2-48   1d   Paper with mother serving drinks to son, daughter and husband on front  
      GB:   *LoEN   OB  

      On the title-page the closing parenthesis which should follow "(fruit and household" has been omitted.
      Aunt Kate explains in the preface, "As far as possible I have sought to keep the beverages on temperance principles, and have only allowed a modicum of alcohol for the purpose of preservation. I was compelled, however, to make an exception in the American drinks section, which was introduced chiefly for the sake of variety."
      LoEN dates this title [1911].

  • Aunt Kate's jams and jellies book
  • Subjects: preserves, jams, jellies and marmalades,

    • 1. One penny. | Aunt Kate's | jams and | jellies | book | Contents. | Valuable hints on the making of | jams and jellies. | Apple ginger. | Apple jam. | Apple marmalade. | Apple and sloe jelly. | Banana jam. | Black currant jam (new method). | Calf's foot jelly. | Gooseberry and raspberry jelly. | Grape jelly. | Green gooseberry jam. | Lemon marmalade. | Matrimony jam. | Medlar jam. | Orange jelly. | Orange marmalade (many methods) | Parsley jelly. | Plum jam. | Preserving apples, pears, and | plums for winter use. | Putting up fruit (American method) | Pickles and chutneys. | Quince ginger. | Raspberry jam. | Red currant jelly (unboiled). | Strawberry jam. | Strawberry jelly. | Strawberries preserved whole. | Tomato jelly. | Tomato marmalade. | &c., &c. [Cover-title]
      Dundee and London: John Leng and Co Ltd; nd
      23.5 x 15.0 cm   Pp [1] 2-48   1d   White paper with girl and boy watching woman stirring jam on front  
      GB:   *LoEN   OB  

      LoEN dates the book [1910].


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