One teacupful of white sugar, one coffee-cupful of sour milk, three eggs, one-half teaspoonful of grated nutmeg, two tablespoonfuls of melted lard, one teaspoonful of soda and one salt-spoonful of salt. Use just flour enough to make a dough as thin as can be handled.
Take two cupfuls of sugar, one salt-spoonful of salt, a small orange, juice and rind. This should be grated. Add two and one-half teaspoonfuls of baking-powder, two tablespoonfuls of lard, four eggs, two cupfuls of sweet milk. Flour to mix like soft biscuit. Mrs. Helen Locke.
One cupful of granulated sugar, one cupful of sweet milk, four table-spoonfuls of melted butter, two eggs, three cupfuls of flour sifted with three teaspoonfuls of baking-powder, one-half teaspoonful of salt and one of vanilla; add sufficient flour to roll out; sugar while warm.
Mrs. E. Wallace.
One cupful of sugar, two eggs beaten light, one tablespoonful of melted lard, one cupful of sweet milk, two teaspoonfuls of baking-powder and one scant teaspoonful of salt. Season to taste. Flour to knead as soft as possible. Fry in hot lard. Sour milk is just as good by using one level teaspoonful of soda. Mrs. Alice Weatherwax.
One and one-half cupfuls of sour milk, one-half teaspoonful of soda, one egg, one cupful of sugar, two tablespoonfuls of melted butter, one-half grated nutmeg, one teaspoonful of baking-powder and one quart of flour, or more if necessary. Put all ingredients in a bowl without stirring, then add the flour and baking-powder and stir quickly. Roll out and fry in hot lard after which roll in sugar. Mrs. C. F. G.
One quart each of sweet milk and New Orleans brown sugar, one-half teacupful of butter and one-half pint of yeast. Set the milk on the stove, put in the butter and let it stand until melted; then mix up the dough with flour enough to make a stiff batter. Flavor with currants, cinnamon or nutmeg. Mrs. John Wood.
Rub four ounces of butter into three pounds of flour; add one pound of sugar, one teaspoonful of powdered cinnamon and one whole nutmeg, grated. Whisk four eggs, and mix them gradually with a gill of yeast and as much of a pint of new milk, flavored with rosewater, as will make the flour into a soft dough. Cover warm to rise and when risen make into balls, or into any form liked, and drop them into a saucepan of boiling lard. When of a fine brown color they are done, and should be laid before the fire on a sieve to dry. Mrs. A. Myers.
To two pounds of flour add one-half pound of sugar, two ounces of butter, two ounces of baking-powder, one pint of sweet milk and two eggs. Rub butter and sugar and eggs together. Add the milk last. Sift the baking-powder through the dry flour. Fry in a deep kettle.
A cupful of white sugar, two eggs, salt, lemon extract, two large tablespoonfuls of melted butter, one cupful of sour cream and a teaspoon-ful of soda. Take flour enough to roll out easily. Mrs. H. Payne.
One cupful of sugar, one cupful of sweet milk, three tablespoonfuls of melted butter, three teaspoonfuls of baking-powder, one-half grated nutmeg and enough whole-wheat flour to make a dough just thick enough to roll out. After frying roll in powdered sugar. I. W. P.
One pound of powdered sugar, one pound of almonds and the whites of ten eggs. Bake on wafers or brown paper. P. A. Thwing.
Beat the whites of two eggs with one cupful of powdered sugar and one cupful of dessicated cocoanut. Bake in rings or patty pans.
E. G. T.
One cupful of milk, one cupful of sugar, two eggs, one tablespoonful of lard melted, one teaspoonful of cinnamon, enough flour to make into dough. Roll out as thin as possible and cut in strips six inches long and one inch wide with a jagging iron or sharp knife. Fry in hot lard a very light, delicate, brown and lay on a towel or paper to absorb the fat. Will keep indefinitely (if under lock and key), and if placed a few minutes in the oven taste perfectly fresh. Fine with good coffee for Sunday morning breakfast. Mrs. Celia Betts.
One and one-half cups of sugar, a half-cup of butter or clarified drippings, two eggs, one cup of milk, two cups flour, one teaspoon baking powder, one-half teaspoonful of vanilla. Beat together the butter and sugar, add the eggs, then the flour, baking-powder and nutmeg sifted together. Place in small well-greased tins and just before putting into the oven drop a few seeded raisins on top of each cake. Spread on the top a few drops of boiled icing and on top of these some colored candies or cinnamon drops, as they are favorites with the little folks. Aunt Mary.
One-third cup of butter, one-third cup of sugar, one-third cup of molasses, one egg, one scant cup of flour, one cup of pecan or other nuts, one-half teaspoon of baking powder. Cream the butter and sugar, add the molasses and egg, and lastly the flour and baking-powder sifted together. Stir in the nuts, and bake the cakes in small fancy pans well greased.