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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Election cake Thirty quarts flour, ten pounds butter, fourteen pounds sugar, twelve pounds raisins, three dozens eggs, one pint wine, one quart brandy, four ounces cinnamon, four ounces fine colander seed, three ounces ground alspice; wet the flour with the milk to the consistency of bread over night, adding one quart yeast, the next morning work the butter and sugar together for half an hour, which will render the cake much lighter and whiter; when it has risen light, work in every other ingredient except the plumbs, which work in when going into the oven.

Amelia Simmons’ American Cookery, 1814


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