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Recipes from American Cookery
 by Amelia Simmons (1796)



One pound sugar boiled slowly in half pint of water, scum well and cool, add 1 tea spoon pearlash, dissolved in milk, then two and a half pounds of flour, rub in 4 ounces of butter, and two large spoons of finely powdered coriander seed, wet with above; make rolls half an inch thick and cut to the shape you please; bake fifteen or twenty minutes in a slack oven -- good three weeks.



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