Sunday, November 09, 2008


In flavor and quality the SHAGBARK HICKORY is held in the highest esteem as the choicest of native hickories. The pecan and SHELLBARK HICKORY are a close second.
Alternate name: Big Shagbark, Hickory Kingnut
Hickory Nut Cake* 4 eggs
2 cups of sugar
1 cup of milkone-
half cup of butter
3 cups of flour
2 cups of Hickory nuts
2 teaspoons of baking powder
lemon or almond flavoring Beat sugar and butter to cream, then add eggs, well beaten;
add milk;
mix baking powder and flour and add;
beat well, then add nuts sprinkled with flour.
Cook in moderate oven. Mrs. H. M. Royal

Dainty Nut Sandwiches* Nut Mixture:

1/2 almond,

1/4 English Walnuts,

1/4 Hickory Nuts

2 cups of sugar


loaf of bread

salt grated cheese

Chop the nuts very fine.

Butter the bread, slice, put on it a thin layer of the chopped nuts, a dust of salt, a

sprinkle of grated cheese and cover with another slice of bread.

GASTRONOMIC,Allentown, October 27, 1897

Hickory Nut Salad* 1 cup of nut kernels

1 stalk of celery

celery salt


3 to 4 tablespoons of mayonnaise or salad dressing

Crack, pick kernels and chop enough nuts to have a cupful of kernels;

chop fine one stalk of celery (saving ends with leaves for garnishing);

sprinkle some celery salt,

pinch of salt and mix the kernels, celery,

celery salt and salt with mayonnaise or salad dressing.

Serve on salad or lettuce leaves, a small quantity being put on each leaf,

or it can be garnished with the ends of the celery stuck upright in the salad bowl.

Servings: 6

Mrs. L. J. K. Fowden,Philadelphia Press, 1897


Shellbark Cake*

1 level cup of butter

2 cups of sugar

1 cup of milk

3 even cups of flour

6 egg whites

3 whole eggs beaten separately

2 teaspoons of baking powder

1 cup of shellbark kernels, chopped fine

Cream the butter and sugar.

Add milk and gradually stir in the flour and baking powder,

then egg whites

and lastly one cup of shellbark kernels, chopped fine, stirred in gently.

Bake in pound cake mold.

Mrs. F. B. Wisecaner


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Lilli & Nevada said...

Well those are some interesting nut recipes,sounds yummy

Bobbisox said...

From what I remember, the hickory nuts are buttery tasting, and not easy to take the nut-meats out, but very delicious. Memories.