In "P.T.A. Interpretations of Food" 1928, 2-Marion Reynolds King 1893-1958, 3-Wilhelmina (Bee) Garris King 1918-2007, FAMILY: BEE & BOB TOGETHER, FAMILY: MATERNAL LINE (BOB), SOURCES on July 14, 2015 at 6:31 am

Heat fresh milk 145 degrees and maintain it at that temperature for 30 minutes. Cool rapidly and handle with care as directed for fresh milk.

Mrs. J. L. Dickinson
President, Donaldsonville P.T.A.

(Editor’s note: This recipe comes to us from a cookbook owned by Bob / Daddy / Granddaddy‘s mother, Marion Reynolds King. “P.T.A. Interpretations of Food” was published in 1928 and passed along to us (held together with plenty of duct tape) by Sonny King, Bob / Daddy / Granddaddy’s brother. Much of the book concerns the diets of young children, including not only pasteurized milk (misspelled below) and buttermilk, but also “peptonized milk.” If any of you know anything about peptonizing, please leave a comment.)

recipe pastuerized milk

marion king cookbook cover 3

  1. From cousin Mary Roberts:

    “Recipes > Beverages > Milk > Peptonized Milk

    Peptonized Milk


    In cases of especially weak digestion it may be necessary to peptonize the milk, which may be done as follows: Add 5 grains of extract of pancreas and 15 grains of baking soda to 1 pint of milk. (Tablets of pancreatin and soda may be used.)

    After adding the peptonizing material put the milk in a double boiler or in a vessel which may be set in a larger one, holding water, as hot as the hand can bear being dipped into quickly, or about 115° Fah. Leave the milk in the hot water about 20 minutes, then place on the ice. If heated too long the milk will taste bitter.

    Sent from my iPhone”

  2. From cousin Carey King:

    “Woah, woah, woah … are you seeing the part I am seeing? ‘Add 5 grains of extract of pancreas’?!?

    I guess this was supposed to make milk more digestible?

    What on earth are ‘grains of extract of pancreas?'”

  3. Also from Carey:

    “Also: In the version in Grandma’s cookbook, there are no “grains of extract of pancreas,” but you DO have to dissolve a peptonizing tube into cold water and milk:

    What on earth is a peptonizing tube?”

  4. From Mary:

    “They were tablets that you got from the pharmacy. Essentially this was a vintage version of Lactaid for those who had trouble digesting milk.

    Sent from my iPhone”

  5. From Mary:

    “If you read below it says put it in something that you can put in or over water. A glass tube was generally the easiest way to do that or you could drop it in the water itself.

    Sent from my iPhone”

  6. From Carey:

    “How do you know this kind of stuff?!? :)”

  7. From Mary:

    “I was raised by my grandma and great-grandma. I asked a lot of questions as a child….:)

    Sent from my iPhone”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: