Friday, December 19, 2008




Here's a recipe that you should have made six months ago. More about this later.......

Also they'll never look this good. Or maybe, if you're dedicated....

From the 1796 cookbook, "AMERICAN COOKERY ", by Amelia Simmons, the first cookbook authored by an American:


To 3 pound of flour, sprinkle a teacup of fine powdered coriander seed,

rub in 1 pound butter, and 1 and a 1/2 pound sugar,

dissolve one teaspoonful pearlath in a tea cup of milk,

kneed all together well, roll 3/4 of an inch thick,

and cut or stamp into a shape and size as you please.

Bake slowly, 15 or 20 minutes. Tho hard and dry, if put in an earthen pot,

a cellar, or a damp room, they will be finer, softer and better

when six months old.

1 comment:

Lori Lynn said...

Such a charming recipe. I love the teacup measurement.
Happy Holidays Lyn!



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