April Tea Party Winners

Six Year Blog Anniversary WINNERS: Carla Gade - Pattern for Romance audiobooks go to Andrea Stephens and Megs Minutes and winner of Love's Compas is Terressa Thornton, PEGG THOMAS's signed copy of The Pony Express Romance Collection is Debra Smith, Janet Grunst's debut book goes to Kathleen Maher, Carrie Fancett Pagels' winner's choice goes to: Connie Saunders, Denise Weimer's print winner of, Angela Couch's winner's choice goes to Susan Johnson, Debra E. Marvin reader's choice of any of her novellas or a paperback of Saguaro Sunset novella -- Teri DiVincenzo and Lynne Feurstein, Jennifer Hudson Taylor's "For Love or Country" go to: Lucy Reynolds, Bree Herron and Mary Ellen Goodwin, Shannon McNear's winners are Becky Dempsey for Pioneer Christmas and Michelle Hayes for Most Eligible Bachelor, Roseanna White's winner for Love Finds You in Annapolis is Becky Smith.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Colonial Recipes: Martha Washington's Fruit Cake


Martha Washington Fruit Cake, 1700's recipe

"This recipe according to the best of
authority is a corrct copy from
Martha Washington's old original
receipt book."

1 1/2 pounds sugar
1/2 pound butter
6 egg yolks, well beaten
1 pint of sour cream
1 teaspoonful soda
1 3/4 pounds sifted flour
6 egg whites, stiffly beaten
1 pound raisins, stoned and chopped
1 pound currants, well cleaned
1/2 pound citon, thin sliced
juice of 1 lemon
grated yellow rind of 2 lemons
1 nutmeg, grated
a sprinkling of mace

"Beat to a cream a pound and a
half of sugar an a half pound butter.
Add gradually the well beaten yolks of
six eggs and a pint of cream, sour
cream, in which a teaspoonful soda
has been dissolved. Alternating with
the addition of the sour cream, add a
pound and three-quarters of sifted
flour. Fold in the stiffly beaten
whites of the six eggs and lastly one
pound each stoned and chopped raisins
and well cleaned currants and a
half pound, thin sliced citron, over
which mixture has been sprinkled the
juice of one lemon and yellow rind of
two, one grated nutmeg and a sprinkling
of mace. Turn into a paper lined
pan and bake slowly two and a half
hours, covering with buttered paper
while baking."

Source: Youngstown Ohio Vindicator newspaper, Friday, Dec 18, 1908