This section is from the book "A New Book Of Cookery", by Fannie Merritt Farmer. See also: How to Cook Everything: 2,000 Simple Recipes for Great Food.
2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons sugar 1 cup scalded milk.
1/2 yeast cake.
¼ cup lukewarm water.
Put butter and sugar in bowl, pour over scalded milk, and when lukewarm, add yeast cake dissolved in lukewarm water, eggs well beaten, and enough flour to make a stiff batter. Cover and let rise until very light. Fill buttered muffin tins (set in buttered dripping pan) one-half full of mixture; cover, again let rise, and bake in a hot oven.