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RECIPE WEDNESDAY: Looking for something different? Try this 1867 recipe

Do you need a new recipe? How about this one from an old newspaper in 1867

Peterson’s Magazine

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

March, 1867


Take about a half a teacupful of milk, one tablespoonful of fine flour, and about two ounces of white sugar; put it on the fire, and stir it till it boils; then add the yolks of four eggs, and one small pot of marmalade, reserving most of the chips to line the mould; mix all well together, then beat up the whites of five eggs, and stir them lightly in. Butter a mould, and line it completely with orange chips; put in the pudding, and steam it for half an hour with fire under and over.

More interesting and sometimes humorous solutions and old recipes can be found in the book  VINEGAR OF THE FOUR THIEVES: Recipes & curious tips from the past Now in paperback, makes a great gift!

About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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