1 pint boiling water.
1/2 cupful melted butter and lard mixed.
1/2 a nutmeg grated. 1 quart flour.
3 teaspoonfuls baking-powder.
Beat the sugar and eggs together. Add the water and shortening. Then stir in the nutmeg and the flour with the baking powder in it. Add more flour to enable you to roll out a soft dough about three quarters of an inch thick. Cut with a biscuit-cutter, removing a round piece from the centre of each. "Boil in Lard" both pieces, having the lard boiling hot. (See "Fritters.")
While hot, sift sugar over them.
1 pint milk.
1 cupful yeast
1/2 teaspoonful salt.
5 cupfuls flour more or less.
Mix these at night, about nine o'clock, using enough flour to make a thick batter. Cover and set to rise. In the morning stir in the following:
2 cupfuls white sugar. 1 small cupful butter and lard mixed.
3 eggs (beaten light).
1 teaspoonful cinnamon.
1/4 teaspoonful soda (dissolved).
Beat well together, and stir in more flour till thd spoon will almost stand alone. (It should be as stiff as soft bread-dough.) Cover the pan, and set to rise until light; about three hours longer. Then roll out about one half an inch thick, on a floured bread-board, and cut out. Let the dough rise about fifteen minutes on the board after cutting out. Them boil them like "Fritters" in a deep kettle of lard. While hot, sprinkle with sugar.