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Things Mother Used to Make

Lydia Maria Gurney

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Citron also makes it very nice.

=Sponge Cake, No.1=

3 Eggs 1 1/2 Cupfuls of Sugar 1/2 Cupful of Water Pinch of Salt 1 1/2 Cupfuls of Flour 1 Teaspoonful of Cream of Tartar 1/2 Teaspoonful of Soda

Beat eggs and sugar together, add water and salt, then put soda and cream of tartar into the dry flour. Beat all together. Bake slowly.

=Sponge Cake, No. 2, Grandmother's Rule=

4 Eggs Pinch of Salt 1 Cupful of Sugar 1 Cupful of Flour 1 Teaspoonful of Baking-powder

Beat the eggs ten minutes, add sugar, and beat again. Then add the flour, into which has been stirred the baking-powder. Stir all together and flavor. Bake in a moderate oven.

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=Chocolate Taffy=

1 1/2 Cupfuls of Molasses 1 1/2 Cupfuls of . . . Read More

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Nice little homemaker's guide.

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