Archive.org has a host of old cookery books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you never know what you might find when you explore these books. I’ll be sharing more books as I find them in the coming weeks. –Douglas
A PERFECT CHICAGO
1 good Mayor, 31 incorruptible Judges,
50 upright Aldermen, 1 intelligent School Board, (be
1 efficient Chief of Police, sure this mixes smoothly),
An unlimited number of active Civic Organizations.
Moisten these ingredients thoroughly with the milk of
Human Kindness; flavor well with Honesty, Wisdom and
Steadfastness; stirring in at the same time a large measure
of Civic Spirit. Pour into the mold of the City Beautiful, and
let stand until firmly set, testing, from time to time, with the
straw of Public Opinion.
If followed carefully this recipe cannot fail.
COUNTY COMMITTEE CAKE
Mrs. Wm. Harrison Cade
1 cup sugar % cup milk
% cup butter 2 cups flour
3 eggs 2 tsp. baking powder
1 egg V2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar 2 tbsp. flour
Juice of a lemon Butter size of a walnut
Melt butter, stir in flour. Add water and sugar. Boil gently
five minutes. Pour on beaten egg and add lemon juice.
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