Old Time Recipes


QUICK CAKE – Sieve three cups of flour, and add two teaspoons baking powder, a pinch of salt, one cup of sugar, three eggs well beaten, half cup of butter, and sweet milk enough to make a moderately stiff batter.  Bake twenty minutes in a good oven.

DOUGHNUTS – Three cups of milk, three eggs, three teaspoons of cream of tartar, one and a half of soda.  Three cups of sugar, eight spoons of melted lard, and nutmeg.  Flour stiff enough to roll.

WATERY POTATOES – If potatoes have proved watery, put a piece of lime into the pot the size of a hen’s egg; and when the water is poured off, they will be dry and mealy.

JELLY CAKE – Take  one cup full of butter, two and a half cups sugar, five of flour, one of sourmilk, one teaspoonful soda, four eggs, and a little nutmeg.

CURE FOR WARTS – Take one tablespoonful of saleratus, to one pint of water.  Pare the wart three times a day.

Source: Willamette Farmer (Salem, OR) – Saturday, May 4, 1872

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