Back ache, gingerbread, and vienna rolls

I don’t know whether “Back Ache” is a home remedy or a cocktail with an evocative name. If you can find some “onion of white joseph lilly” you can whip up a batch and let us know if it seems to help with pain. Given that it starts with a quart of rye whiskey, I think yes, it will help with pain.

The recipe for vienna rolls seems pretty complete, and I’m eager to give it a try.



Back Ache -

1 qt of Rye Whiskey pure
2 cts cinnamon Bark
2 grated Nutmegs
12 cloves with the seed on
5 cts Rock Candy
Take the onion of the White
Joseph Lilly dry it in the
oven and pulverize it
mix with the other and let
it stand about 24 hours
before using.


3 cups light brown sugar
1/2 cup of lard + butter mixed
1/2 cup of Molasses
1 egg.
3 cups of buttermilk.
1 heaping teaspoon baking soda
spices to suit taste
flour to stiffen like cake dough

Vienna Rolls

Put in a bowl 1 qt. of unsifted
flour 2 heaping teaspoons of
baking powder sift 3 times
add a tablespoon of butter
and rub flour and butter
well through the hands
Into 3/4 pint of milk
dissolve 1 tablespoon of Salt
and then stir into the
flour with a spoon knead
lightly roll out 1/2 inch thick
cut them with a large round
cutter fold over + brush top
with milk to give them a
gloss Bake in hot oven
20 minutes (Excellent)

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