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Friday, June 26, 2020

The Finest Salad Dressing...

Hello, once again, and welcome to Salad Dressing Week at Scratch Made Food! and DIY Homemade Household. We are offering this unusual but mighty good recipe for The Finest Salad Dressing!

Right now our weekends are busy at camp, with campers coming and going and our need as volunteer hosts to walk through the campsite and do a bit of cleaning for the next camper. Our days "off" are needed, but honestly, I am just as busy with prepping food and doing laundry. 

No matter where you live, the truth is we still must eat. This salad dressing recipe in one of my many cookbooks. It originally caught my eye because of two unusual ingredients: bay leaves and bitters. I have a fondness for working with unusual ingredients and the bitters really are delicious in the recipe! 

If you have made a jar of my version of Penzy's Bay Leaf Seasoning. you could substitute 1/2 t for the crumbled bay leaves. The preparations for The Finest Salad Dressing is very easy, throw it all into a jar, and shake. Or you could place the ingredients into the jar and use a whisk to avoid leftover lumps, but rest assured, those lumps do not take away from the enjoyment of eating this dressing over tossed greens...

Ingredients needed for this recipe:
  • oil
  • vinegar
  • mayonnaise
  • sugar 
  • salt
  • bay leaves, 
You will also need the following:
  • shaker/storage jar
  • liquid measuring cup
  • measuring spoons
  • possibly a whisk
Now we are ready to begin!

The Finest Salad Dressing, Easy to make, and unusually good.
The Finest Salad Dressing

The Finest Salad Dressing
adapted from:  The Melting Pot, Food From Many Lands
Height Cooperative Nursery School, November 1961

The Finest Salad Dressing.....really! Unusually good and easy to make.

1 c oil
1/4 c vinegar
2 T mayonnaise
1 t sugar
1/2 t salt
2 bay leaves gently crushed or Bay Leaf Seasoning, our recipe found here.
1/8 - 1/4 t garlic powder - I used 1/8 t, but use what your family will enjoy.
pinch of oregano leaves, crumbled
a (hefty) dash of Angostura Bitters

Combine all ingredients and shake or whisk well.

The Finest Salad Dressing, perfect for a last minute salad.
Truth in blogging:  next time I will whisk to achieve a lump-free dressing. But even with lumps, this dressing tastes great!





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