An American Family History


from Aunt Pit's Recipe Box

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Fairmont Cake




2 cups flour
1 1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
2 teaspoons B.P. [baking powder]
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 eggs

sift flour & B.P. three times

beat shortening & sugar to a cream

add milk and vanilla

then flour a little at a time

beat untill smoth

add eggs one at a time stiring and beating batter well after each egg is added

bake in layers in hot oven.


Sometimes Aunt Pit didn't tell us the exact oven temperatures. Here's a cheat sheet.
Cool oven 250F
Slow oven 250350F
Moderate oven 350375F
Hot oven 375450F



Colonial Maryland
Colonial New England
Colonial Virginia & West Virginia
Quakers & Mennonites
New Jersey Baptists
German Lutherans
Watauga Settlement
Pennsylvania Pioneers
Midwest Pioneers
Jewish Immigrants

©Roberta Tuller 2020
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