In our miscellaneous subdivision we put "Cheese," "Cheese-cakes," and "Welsh Rare-bit," with other odd and hard-to-classify dishes. It is a difficult matter to enter such dishes under any distinctive head.

Sponge Drop Cakes

3 eggs.

1 1/2 cups sugar.

2 cups flour.

1/2 cup cold water.

1 teaspoon cream of tartar and 1/2 teaspoon soda (or 2 teaspoons baking powder).

1 teaspoon lemon extract.

Bake in muffin-pans or cups in a quick oven.

Sponge Patty-Pans

1 cup light brown sugar 1 1/2 cups flour.

2 tablespoons sweet milk.

3 tablespoons melted butter. 3 eggs beaten separately.

1 teaspoon vanilla.

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder, in the flour.

Add the beaten whites last. Bake in patty-pans.

Spice Cakes

Mrs. O. Blackman, Chicago. 1 cup sugar. 1 cup molasses. 1 small teaspoon soda. 3 cups flour. 3 eggs. Pinch of salt. 2/3 cup butter. 1 cup sour milk. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon nutmeg. 1/2 teaspoon cloves. Bake in patty-pans or muffin-rings. Sift soda in dry.

Tea Cakes

Mrs. Julia B. DeLon.

1/2 cup butter.

I cup sugar.

1/2 cup sour milk.

1 1/2 cups flour.

1/2 teaspoon saleratus.

1 egg.

1/2 teaspoon flavoring.

Bake in muffin-tins. This will make 12 small cakes.

Warm Tea Cakes

1/2 cup butter.

1 cup sugar.

1/2 cup sweet milk.

2 cups flour.

2 eggs; nutmeg.

1 heaping teaspoon baking powder.

Stir quickly, and bake immediately in gem-pans.

Molasses Tea Cakes

Mrs. Julia B. DeLon.

1 cup shortening - heaping.

2 cups sugar.

1 1/2 cups molasses.

1 cup boiling water.

4 cups flour.

1 heaping teaspoon saleratus.

Bake in gem-irons. The recipe will make 4 dozen small cakes. To vary it somewhat, bake half and then add to the remainder 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon cloves and nutmeg, and a little ginger.

Molasses Tea Cakes

1/2 cup water.

1 cup molasses.

1 2/3 cups flour.

1 egg.

2 tablespoons lard.

1 teaspoon soda. 1 teaspoon ginger. 1 teaspoon cinnamon.

Bake in gem-irons.


Take biscuit-dough, roll out, spread with butter, sugar, and cinnamon; roll up like a jelly roll, cut from the end, and bake quickly.

Cocoanut Comfits

Whites of 6 eggs. 1/2 pound grated cocoanut. 1 1/2 cups sugar.

Drop the size of hickory-nuts, separately, on buttered paper laid on tins, and bake in a moderately hot oven.

Chocolate Comfits

Whites of 6 eggs. 1/2 pound of grated chocolate. 1 1/2 cups sugar. 2 scant cups sifted flour.

Beat the whites stiff. Stir in the sugar, chocolate, and lastly the flour lightly. Drop from a spoon on a buttered dripping-pan, and bake in a moderate oven. This quantity of chocolate makes it very strongly flavored.