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352                     BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND TEA.
N. B. A few peach kernels blanched in boiling water to remove the skin, broken and boiled with any kind of jelly, marmalade, sauce, pudding, preserves; any kind of fruit, and even cake will improve the flavor.
White Honey Cakes.—Stir until frothy 1-4 pound of sugar, the yolks of 15 eggs and a whole egg; mix with it 1-2 ounce of citron, the same of orange peel; cut into small dice; 1-2 ounce of cinna­mon (powdered), the same of powdered cloves, the grated peel of a lemon, 1-2 pound of peeled almonds cut into small dice; finally add to the mass the whites of 15 eggs beaten to stiff froth and 1-4 pound of sifted flour; spread it smoothly as thick as your finger over oblong wafers as long and as wide as your hand. Ornament them on the top with small pieces of lemon peel the thickness of the back of a knife, put them on a baking plate and bake them in an oven that has been allowed to cool. Bake slowly till of a bright yellow.
Sally Lunn—Mrs. Jeanson.—1 large cup of flour, 3 heaped tea-spoonfuls yeast powder, a teaspoonful of sugar; mix these, drop in 3 whole eggs well beaten, with enough to form a thick paste. Butter a pan, put in the paste, not thin enough to run, stick bits of butter here and there all over the top of the dough; bake in a quick oven. Nice for lunch, breakfast and tea.
Sally Lunn—Mrs. R.—3 pints flour, 6 eggs, 4 ounces butter, 1 1-2 pint of yeast, 1 pint of sweet milk; beat all these ingredients together, pour into a buttered mould in which it is to be baked and let it stand over night, if you wish it for breakfast.
Sally Lunn.—One*yeast cake 1 cup of butter, 3 eggs, milk and flour to make stiff batter. Make up in the morning and set to rise for tea; sugar and spice added, if desirable. Bake in thin pie pans.
Sweet Rusks.—Make a batter of 1 pint of milk, 1 pint of flour, 2-3 cup of sugar; after rising add 2 eggs, 1 cup sugar, 6 ounces of butter or lard, 1-2 teaspoonful of salaratus.
Cooking without Eggs.—1 cup each of sugar and cold water, 1-2 cup of butter, 2 tablespoonfuls of cream of tartar, 1 table-spoonful of salcratus; spice to taste, flour to make a dough; rollout thin ; cut in any shape.
Johnny Cake.—Add to a cup of sour milk 1 well beaten egg, 1 cup of sweet milk, 1 tcaspoonful of soda, from 1 to 3 tablespuonfuls of molasses ; salt., cum meal and stir quite soft.
Good Corn Brkad.—One pint of sweet milk, 1 egg, 1 tablespoon-ful of lard, 2 teaspoonfuls of baking powder (Brown's or Pierce's is the best), 1 tablespoonful of sugar, enough white cornmealto make a moderately thick batter; just before baking add the lard boiling