An American Family History


from Aunt Pit's Recipe Box

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Lemon Cake - very good


from Ella Barklay


yolks of 4 eggs & whites of 2
1 cup sugar
5 tablespoons cold water
1 teaspoon lemon extract
1 scant cup flour
1 leavel teaspoon baking powder

Beat the yolks of eggs and sugar till light and thick

add the cold water and extract,

then flour and baking powder sifted together.

As soon as these are mixed smoothly

fold in gently the stiffly-beaten whites of eggs and

bake in greased layer-cake pans in moderate ove.


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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