Wednesday, March 15, 2017

White House White Ginger Biscuits (1887)

  • 1 cup of butter
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 cup of sour cream or milk
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tspn of soda, dissolved in 1 tbspn of warm water
  • 1 tbspn of ginger
  • 1 tspn of ground cinnamon
  • 5 cups of sifted flour
"Combine all, and roll out.  Cut out rather thick, like biscuits.  Bake in even, moderate oven.

"Brush over the tops while hot, with the white of an egg, or sprinkle with sugar while hot.

"The grated rind and the juice of an orange add much to the flavor of ginger cakes."

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

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