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7 Year Tea Party Winners: Susan Craft's winner of her trilogy novels - The Chamomile, Laurel, and Cassia is: Lucy Reynolds, The winner of a copy of The Backcountry Brides is: Tammy Cordery, the winner of a silver quill charm is: Kathy Maher, Choice of one of three books by Carrie Fancett Pagels in paperback: Joy Ellis, A Bouquet of Brides Collection by Pegg Thomas winner is: Becky Smith, Janet Grunst's Selah-Award winning novel, A Heart Set Free, is: Sherry Moe.

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