"The very staff of life The comfort of the husband, the pride of the wife,"

"And then to breakfast with What appetite you have".

Apple Johnnie Cake

One pint sour milk, 1 1/2 pint New Orleans molasses, 1 teaspoonful soda, 2 teaspoonsful Cream tartar, 1 egg well beaten, 2 tablespoonsful melted lard. Peel, core, and chop fine, 3 large Russet apples, corn meal enough to make a stiff batter. Place a paper in the bottom of a well-greased pan, bake 3/4 of an hour in a moderate oven, as it burns easily.

Mrs. Governor Meigs's Bread. 1830

Sift about 4 quarts of flour in a bread-bowl, add 2 teaspoons of salt, 1/2 pint of (Daphne's) yeast, 1 pint of hike warm milk, stir in just enough of the flour to make a thin batter. Do this the night before. Set this in the brick oven (in winter) to rise till morning. Then add to it 1/2 pint of warm milk, stirring in gradually the moderately warm flour, till the batter is nearly thick enough to knead. Put it in a warm place for an hour and a half, then knead it a good while, then put it in a warm place to rise again, then bake it. In the summer use water instead of milk. A little piece of butter makes bread more tender and it is well to add a little saleratus (dissolved in water) just before it is set to rise the last time.


Four quarts flour, 1 quart milk or water, 1 tablespoon lard or butter, 2 tablespoons sugar, 1 tea cup yeast. Put the flour into a large bowl, make a deep hollow and pour in the above, and keep in a warm place. When light mix and knead well. In an hour or two it should be light. Work into loaves and in another hour it should be ready for baking.


Three tablespoons of flour, scald with boiling water enough to make a batter, when milk warm add two or three spoonsful of yeast, a teaspoonful of sugar and a teaspoonful of salt; this will rise in 15 or 20 minutes, then use this for making your sponge,-soak your dried yeast with milk instead of water. The more you beat the sponge the better it is; when you mold up your bread the first time work it a good deal, pull and stretch as well as knead the dough. When you make it out the last time only mold enough to shape. When potato is used for making sponge use equal quantities of potato and flour. After making out light biscuits dip them in melted butter before baking. If you use milk in mixing up your bread, you will not need any other shortening.


Three pints milk, scald it well, 1 tablespoon of lard or butter, 1 tablespoon of sugar, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 cake of Fleischman's yeast dissolved in a half cup of water, when cool add yeast and mix up stiff, cover well, let it stand all night in a warm place, then work up twice.

Boston Tea Cake

One and a half pints flour, 3 eggs, 3/4 pint of sweet milk, 1/3 tea cup of white sugar (or less), 3 teaspoons of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon of . salt. Beat the eggs, melt the butter in the milk, bake quickly, say 25 minutes. Split and butter, and eat while hot.