- 1/2 lb butter
- 1/4 lb brown sugar
- 1 tbspn ginger
- 1 tspn cinnamon
- Grated peel of 1 orange
- 6 eggs, well beaten
- 3 gills West India Molasses
- 1/2 gill milk
- 1/2 lb flour mixed with 1/2 lb fine Indian meal
- 1 tbspn Saleratus water
Mix the molasses and milk, and add gradually , then the rest of the flour, one-half at a time. After beating all well together, lightly stir in the saleratus, but do not beat it.
Pour into pans lined with buttered paper, smooth with wet knife-blade, and bake in a moderate oven.
(Origin - "Ice Cream and Cakes: A New Collection of Standard Fresh and Original Receipts" by An American. Published in 1883 by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York)
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