Our guests always ask me what my favourite pie is and although we make many wonderful pies throughout the year, I always look forward to the New Year’s Pie as it is one of my favourites.
This was written many, many years ago by an unknown author. The results are just as good today as it was the day it was written.
New Year’s Recipe Pie
Take 12 fine full grown months and see that they are thoroughly free from old memories of bitterness, hate and jealousy. Cleanse them completely from clinging spite. Pick off the specks of pettiness and littleness. In short, see that these months are free of all of these as they can affect the recipe.
Label them as fresh and clean, as when they first came from the great starchiness of time.
Cut those months into 30 or 31 equal parts. This batch will keep for just one year.
Don’t attempt to make up the whole batch at one time. (Many spoil the entire batch this way), but prepare them one day at a time as follows.
In each day put:
12 parts of faith
11 parts of patience
10 parts of courage
9 parts of work
8 parts of hope
7 parts of fidelity
6 parts of liberality
5 parts of kindness
4 parts of rest (leaving this one out is like leaving dressing out of a salad – don’t do it)
3 parts of prayer
2 parts of meditation
1 well selected resolution
If you have no conscientious objections – put in 2 teaspoons full of good spirits, a dash of fun, a pinch of jolly, a sprinkling of play and heaping cupful of good humour.
Pour into the above, love, without measure and mix with vim.
Cook thoroughly with fermented yeast. Garnish with a few smiles and a sprig of joy, then serve with quietness, unselfishness and cheerfulness.
A Happy New Year is promised to you!