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Recipes from American Cookery
 by Amelia Simmons (1796)


Loaf Cake No. 1

Rub 6 pound of sugar, 2 pound of Lard, 3 pound of butter into 12 pound of flour, add 18 eggs, 1 quart of milk, w ounces of cinnamon, 2 small nutmegs, a tea cup of coriander seed, each pounded fine and sifted; add one pint of brandy, half a pint of wine, 6 pound of stoned raisins, 1 pint of emptins, first having dried your flour in the oven, dry and roll the sugar fine, rub your shortning and sugar half an hour, it will render the cake much whiter and lighter, heat the oven with dry wood, for 1 and half hours, if large pans be used, it will then require 2 hours baking, and in proportion for smaller loaves.

To frost it. Whip 6 whites, during the baking, add 3 pound of sifted loaf-sugar and put on thick, as it comes hot from the oven. Some return the frosted loaf into the oven, it injures and yellows it, if the frosting be put on immediately it does best without being returned into the oven.



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