Sponge cake, apple pudding, tapioca pudding, and lemon jelly

Of these four recipes I’d be most likely to try the “apple pudding,” which sounds a lot like an apple strudel or apple crumb bake.


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Spong Cake

1 cup sugar
1  "  flour
4 eggs
1 tea spoon baking powder
4 table spoons of water

Apple Pudding

pare + slice apples like for pie
then stir up
1 tablespoon of butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup of Milk
1  "  "  flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
put few pieces of butter in bottom
of baking pan put in apples and
pour batter over bake 1/2 hour.

Tapioca Pudding

Soak 3 tablespoons of Tapioca
1 qt of milk come to boil
3 yolks beated up light with
a little milk let tapioca
boil with the milk +
then put in yolks of eggs,
3 tablespoon of sugar
white of the eggs beat up
with a little sugar.

Lemon Jelly for Cake

1 Cup of Sugar one tablespoon
Corn Starch 1 cup of boiling
water 1 lemon 1 egg
Mix sugar + cornstarch and
put the water lemon juice and
grated rind on to boil When
boiling add the sugar + cornstarch
when smooth add the beaten
egg and cook one minute
spread between cake.

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Spanish pickle

Spanish pickle is not something I had heard of before. It’s one of the odder recipes in the book. For one thing I have no idea what “hot green mangoes” are, so I will assume I’ve misread that. For another it calls for a “small measure of Beans” and one hundred small pickles. I think someone definitely has to make this, and I am issuing an official call for volunteers.


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Spanish Pickle

1 Doz Large green cucumbers sliced
1 pk green Tomatoes
1 doz large Onions sliced
4 medium sized Cabbages sliced
as for slaw
1/2 pk hot green Mangoes
1 head of Cauliflower
1 small measure of Beans
1 hundred small pickles
Sprinkle all with salt and
let stand overnight then
squeeze out all the salt water
and add the following
3 oz White Mustard seed
1 oz of Tumeric
1 box of ground Mustard
1 oz of celery seed
1 lb of brown sugar place all
in a kettle alternately cover all
with Cider vinegar and simmer
about 1/2 hour.

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Shirley sauce and cup cakes

At first I thought my great-grandmother might have had a friend named Shirley, but when I googled it I realized this is a thing. It seems like it might taste a bit like barbeque sauce.


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Shirley Sauce

24 large ripe tomatoes
 6   "   green peppers
 6   "   onions
chop fine and add
5 cups of vinegar not too strong
2 cups of brown sugar
2 tablespoons of salt
do not cook but an hour
or two so that it is not
quite as thick as catsup.

Cup Cake

1 1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter
2 eggs
1 1/4 milk
2 heaping teaspoons baking powder
flour to stiffen

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Celery lettuce and scalloped tomatoes

I looked at this page for a long time trying to make the word after “Celery” say something other than “Lettuce.” There is such a thing as celery lettuce, and perhaps that is what is meant here, but it just doesn’t seem to fit.


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Celery Lettuce

cut up celery fine
 "  "  2 boiled eggs fine
some butter and lard
and heated in vinegar
after cooled
off pour over celery.
and then last of all
cover with cream

Scalloped Tomatoes

1 Row of tomatoes pepper +
salt and butter and then
a mix of bread crumbs etc

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Pounded biscuit and pancakes

The biscuit recipe is one of two or three that refers to rubbing lard into flour, usually specifically mentioning using the hands.


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Pounded Biscuit

2 qts flour 2 heaping table
spoons of Lard rub well in
the flour salt to taste
flour enough to make a
stiff dough work well and
pound about 10 minutes
Make into biscuits with the
hands and press in the [center?]

Pancakes

1 1/2 pt flour
2 eggs salt butter the size of an egg
1/2 pt milk
1/2 pt flour and 1 1/2 teaspoon
of baking powder.
beat eggs up lightly

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Jam cake

You’ll have to fool around with this one. She was not very clear about what to do with the jam and the grated chocolate.


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Jam Cake

3/4 cup of butter
  1  "  "  Sugar
3 yolks of eggs
1 1/2 cup of flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3    "     ground cloves
1    "     grated Nutmeg
Whites of 3 eggs
1 teaspoon soda dissolved
in 3 tablespoons of sour cream
(or milk)
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 cup of jelly or jam
1 teaspoon of grated chocolate

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Ham toast and french toast

Two very different kinds of toast, I think it’s safe to say.


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Ham Toast

About 1 lb of lean ham
boiled + minced
very fine add the yolks
of 3 eggs one tablespoon
of butter 2 tablespoons of
Cream and season well with
cayenne pepper Stir it over
the fire until it begins
to thicken then spread
it over very thick slices of
toast Serve warm

French Toast

1 egg 1/2 cup of Milk little salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
flour enough to make a batter thinner
than griddle cakes. Cut your
bread about 1/2 inch thick dip in mixture
and fry a light brown.

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Snow cake and golden cake

There is a recipe for Layer Snow Cake elsewhere in the book. I guess it differs from this one in having layers.


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Snow Cake

1/2 cup butter
1     " sugar
1/2   " sweet milk
4 whites of eggs
1 heaping Teaspoon
baking powder
sifted with the flour.

Golden Cake

4 yolks of eggs
1/2 cup of sugar
1/2  "  of butter
1/4  "   " sweet milk
3/4 cups of flour
1 heaping Teaspoon baking
powder

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Ginger cookies, dumplings, kuchen and muffins

Kuchen is really just German for “cake.” The first variation seems to build off of the recipe for bread recorded earlier in the book. The second begins from scratch.


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Ginger Cookies

1 cup of Sugar
1  "  of Lard + Butter mixed
Beat these to a cream
1     cup of sweet Milk
1 1/2 "   of Molasses
1 tablespoon of ginger
1 1/2 teaspoon of Baking Soda
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
dissolved in a tablespoon
of boiling water
Use enough flour to make
a soft dough.

Dumplings

2 cups flour piece a butter
2 teaspoons baking powder
rub well together and
add milk to make a
soft dough.

Kuchen

To the bread dough add -
1/2 cup of sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup of latl-- + butter.

Kuchen

1 1/2 pt of Milk boiled then let it
cool off add flour yeast sugar
eggs + shortening and make
it stiff at night.

Muffins

1 egg 1/2 cup of Sugar
1 large tablespoon of butter
1 cup of white flour
2  "   " graham flour
2 teaspoon of baking powder
a little salt enough Milk
to make them like cake
drop in Muffin pans

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