One pint of light dough, 3 eggs, 8 tablespoons melted butter, 8 tablespoons sugar, spice, 1 small teaspoon soda. Mix stiff and let them rise 5 hours. Mix again, roll out and fry them.

Mrs. Dr. S. P. Hildreth's Hard Cakes

Three eggs, 1 1/4 cups butter, 2 cups brown sugar, 1 small teaspoon soda, 1 nutmeg. Flour enough to roll very thin.


Four pints flour (or more, if needed, to make dough stiff), 4 eggs, 1 pint sugar, very fine; melt butter size of an egg, so that you can put it right in ; 4 heaping teaspoons Cream tartar, 2 level teaspoons soda, dissolve the soda in a little water, 1 small nutmeg, 1 pinch of salt. Beat the eggs well in a pint cup, then fill up the cup with sweet milk. Then stir with a large spoon till stiff enough to take up and work out into a soft dough. This can be set away and fried from day to day. Rolled in white sugar before frying.

Mrs. Sala Bosworth's Doughnuts

Four pints of flour, 4 teaspoonsful baking powder, 1 grated nutmeg, salt, 1 pint of sugar, 1 tablespoonful of butter. Beat up 4 eggs in a pint cup and fill it with sweet milk. Mix and knead well.


Two pounds of flour, 1 cup of yeast, 2 pounds of sugar, 5 eggs, 1 quart of milk, 1/2 pound of butter. Warm the butter and milk together.