An American Family History


from Aunt Pit's Recipe Box

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2 cups flour
2 tea s. B. P. [baking powder]
2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tea s. salt
4 tbsp shortening
2 eggs
1/3 cup cream
1/2 cup raisins

Mix & sift flour, B.P., sugar & salt

rub or cut in shortening

add eggs well beaten and cream

roll out 1/2 inch thick

cut any shape

brush with egg yolks

springle with sugar and cinnamon

Bake in hot oven 12 minutes



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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