Things Mother Used to Make

Things Mother Used to Make
A Collection of Old Time Recipes, Some Nearly One Hundred Years Old and Never Published Before

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Things Mother Used to Make by Lydia Maria Gurney

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Things Mother Used to Make
A Collection of Old Time Recipes, Some Nearly One Hundred Years Old and Never Published Before

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cream of tartar and soda have been stirred. Bake thirty minutes in a moderate oven. =Hermits=

1 Cupful of Sugar 1/2 Cupful of Molasses 2/3 Cupful of Butter 2 Eggs 1 Cupful of Raisins, Chopped Fine 2 Tablespoonfuls of Milk 1 Teaspoonful of Soda 1 Teaspoonful of Cinnamon 1 Teaspoonful of Nutmeg 1/2 Teaspoonful of Cloves Flour enough to roll

Cream the butter and sugar together, beat the eggs, add to the butter and sugar, then stir in the molasses, milk and spices. Add the raisins which have been covered with flour, and, last of all, the flour into which the dry soda has been sifted. Roll thin and cut with cooky-cutter.

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2 Cupfuls of Sugar 1 Cupful of Butter 1/2 Cupful of Milk 2 Eggs 1 Teaspoonful of Soda 2 Teaspoonfuls of Cream of Tartar 1 Teaspoonful of Lemon Flour enough to roll

Cream together the butter and sugar. Stir into the well-beaten egg. Add milk. Stir cream of tartar and soda into the flour, dry. Beat all together and flavor. Cut into rings and bake in a well-greased pa

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"These recipes and Household Hints are written very plainly, for those who have had no experience, no practice and possibly have little judgment."

Despite some oddities like "coffee" brewed from bread crusts, most of the recipes in this collection seem very straightforward and approachable, at least to experienced cooks. The modern cook may want to compare the baked goods recipes to some in contemporary cookbooks for oven temperatures and cooking times.