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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Indian Slap Jacks Mix a quart of milk with a pint of Indian meal, four table spoonsful of flour, three beaten eggs, a tea spoonful of salt. A table spoonful of molasses or a little stewed pumpkin is thought by many people to improve them. Fry them in lard. Another way which is very good, is to scald a quart of Indian meal and half a pint of wheat flour with milk, (water will do but is not as good) stir in a small tea cup of yeast and set them into a warm place to rise. When light fry them, in just enough fat to prevent their sticking to the griddle.

The New England Cook Book, 1836


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