An American Family History


from Aunt Pit's Recipe Box

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Orange Sponge Cake


frome June

miles & june
June & Miles Van Dusen

1 1/2 cups flour level
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup orange
5 eggs separated
1/2 teaspoon B.P. [baking powder]

cream sugar, egg yolks

add orange juice

salt & flour sifted 3 or 4 times together next

then add whites beaten stiff with B.P. add last

bake in sponge cake pan 1 hr in slow 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

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