Tuesday, February 28, 2017

White House Peach Fritters (1887)

"Make a batter in the proportion of:
  • One cup sweet milk
  • Two cup flour
  • One heaping teaspoonful of baking-powder
  • Two eggs beaten separately
  • One tablespoonful of sugar
  • One saltspoon of salt.
"Heat the milk a little more than milk-warm.  Add it slowly to the beaten yolks and sugar. The add flour and whites of the eggs.  

"Stir all together, and throw in thin slices of good peaches, dipping the batter over them. 

"Drop into boiling hot lard in large spoonfuls with pieces of peach in each, and fry to a light brown.  Serve with maple syrup, or a nice syrup made with clarified sugar.

"Bananas, apples, sliced oranges, and other fruits can be used in the same batter."

(Origin - "The Original White House Cook Book" by Mrs. F.L. Gillette and Hugo Ziemann, 1887.)

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