6 [degrees] below zero this A.M. and 8 [degrees] above this eve-
Done the chores and got meals today-
Have a stiff neck to day-
Mother has been good today
Aunty made a custard* for us-
|Iliff Dolton, Jr with the home pasteurizer in 1948^|
*Many custard recipes say to scald the milk, & that is no doubt what Aunty did when she made it 77 years ago. This very simple, modern custard recipe I found does not call for scalding the milk. We now have pasteurized milk, & that process kills any harmful bacteria, so scalding is unnecessary. The occasional bread recipe will still require scalding, or bringing the milk to a boil first.
^Taken in 1948 & photographed by H.V. Rickner, 51 Chelsea Rd. Rochester 5, NY, Iliff Willard Dolton, Jr. (my father) & his parent's pasteurizer in their home in Cato, NY. The photograph appeared in a popular agriculture magazine.