Sally Lunn

Recipe One quart of flour. Stir into it two teaspoons even full of cream of tartar, and one teaspoonful of soda or saleratus. Stir in one egg, one tablespoonful of sugar, one cup of milk, a little salt. MRS. EMILY A. FIFIELD.[1] History The history of the Sally Lunn is largely rooted in legend, but…

Muffins

NOTE: WE ARE CURRENTLY COOKING THROUGH THE WOMAN SUFFRAGE COOK BOOK. YOU CAN FIND A PDF VERSION HERE. YOU CAN READ MY INTRODUCTION ON IT HERE. Recipe Raised Muffins. One pint of milk, one quart of flour, six eggs (five will do), piece of butter size of half an egg, one teacup of sugar, two tablespoons of yeast, or…

Doughnuts

Note: we are currently cooking through the Woman Suffrage Cook Book. You can find a PDF version here. You can read my introduction on it here. Recipe Doughnuts. One cup of sweet milk, one half cup of sweet cream, one and one-half cups of sugar, three eggs, well beaten with Dover egg beater, one half nutmeg, one teaspoonful soda,…

Best Corn Cake

Note: we are currently cooking through the Woman Suffrage Cook Book. You can find a PDF version here. You can read my introduction on it here. So, first things first, in order to keep the content more interesting and less filler, I’m going to switch things up a bit by selecting just FIVE recipes from each section (instead of…

Indian Cakes

Note: we are currently cooking through the Woman Suffrage Cook Book. You can find a PDF version here. You can read my introduction on it here. Slowly, slowly getting back into this. The very next recipe after the terrible breakfast gems was for “Indian Cakes:” Indian Cake. Sift fresh Indian meal and salt it, moisten with boiling water, beat…

Breakfast Gems

Okay, so first, quick update. I finished my Master’s! The weeks leading up to it were a little crazy. I had to edit a ton of papers, write another, create a presentation, breathe into a dozen brown bags, and learn how to live on a negative amount of sleep. It was a wonderful experience. The…

“Home Made Yeast” Pt. 2

Note: we are currently cooking through the Woman Suffrage Cook Book. You can find a PDF version here. You can read my introduction on it here. To begin with, I really need you guys to know that I am writing the word “homemade” as it is written in the recipe. I spend a lot of my time proofreading my…

“Home Made Yeast” pt. 1

Note: we are currently cooking through the Woman Suffrage Cook Book. You can find a PDF version here. You can read my introduction on it here. You guys, I am really excited about this post! Because it’s going to be a longer one, I’ll break this into three parts. This first post will look strictly at the recipe and…

Brown Bread

Note: we are currently cooking through the Woman Suffrage Cook Book. You can find a PDF version here. You can read my introduction on it here. Following the last recipe, the cookbook had five recipes for brown breads. These recipes tend to use cornmeal (listed as Indian meal), rye meal, baking soda, and molasses, and they all are steamed….

On Flour

One of my first questions when it came to these bread recipes was what kind of flour to use. I wasn’t sure what flour would have looked like at this point, and Bryce suggested using a mill attachment we have for our KitchenAid. We figured this would have been more authentic, but in the end,…