Thursday, December 13, 2018

White House Molasses Fruit Cake (1887)

"One teacupful of butter, one teacupful of brown sugar worked well together. 

"Next, add two teacupfuls of cooking molasses, one cupful of milk with a teaspoonful of soda dissolved in it, one teaspoonful of ginger, one tablespoonful of cinnamon, one teaspoonful of cloves, and a little grated nutmeg.

"Now add 4 eggs well-beaten and five cups of sifted flour, or enough to make a stiffer batter. Four a cup of raisins and one of currants, and add last.

"Bake in very moderate oven one hour. If well covered, will keep for six months."

More "Lost" White House Desserts
White House Jelly Cake (1887)
White House Sweet Strawberry Cake (1887)

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

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