Jessie Aberhart’s Heavenly Hash
1/3 kilogram of graham-wafer crumbs
1/3 kilogram of miniature marshmallows
¼ kilogram marachino cherries
two cups walnuts
one can sweetened condensed milk
sprinkling of icing sugar
Combine ingredients in medium sized pan, and then pop into the freezer. Enjoy!
This recipe was concocted in the 1920s by Jessie Aberhart, wife of William “Bible Bill” Aberhart (premier of Alberta from 1935–43), in the interest of fattening up a young Ernest Manning (premier of Alberta from 1943–68). Author Brian Brennan describes the recipe in his 2008 book “The Good Steward,” a biography of Ernest Manning.
To learn more about “The Good Steward,” go to BrianBrennan.ca/writings.html (ed: link revised September 9, 2011).