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POUND CAKES (1904)

The Blue Grass Cook Book
Compiled by Minnie C. Fox (1904)



POUND CAKE (No. 1)
E. D. P.


1 pound of flour,

1 pound of butter,

1 pound of sugar,

10 eggs.


Cream butter well, then sugar till very light. Beat eggs till light, velvety, and thick. Add 2 wineglasses of liquor-any kind preferred, then flour and eggs alternately.


POUND CAKE (No. 2)
An Old-Time Recipe


12 eggs,

1 pound butter,

1 pound sugar,

1 pound flour.


Cream the butter and add the flour. Beat the yolks, and add to them the sugar, then add to the butter and last the frothed whites. Beat well and flavor with brandy or whisky. Bake in a papered mould in a moderate oven. The old-fashioned way was to bake this recipe in teacups and ice them with white icing, and they were called "Snowballs."



The complete Blue Grass Cook Book may also be found on the Michigan State University website:
'Feeding America: The Historic American Cookbook Project'
http://digital.lib.msu.edu/projects/cookbooks/

 

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