625 Choice Recipes from the
Ladies of the Second Congregational Church of Holyoke



One and one-half cups of sugar; one and one-half cups of flour; three eggs; one-half cup of ice water; one and one-half teaspoonsful of baking powder; beat yolks and sugar with one tablespoonful of water, thoroughly; better than any ten egg cake I ever ate. — Mrs. Sears.


Beat three eggs two minutes; add one and one-half cups of sugar and beat five minutes; two cups of flour; in one of the cups one tea-spoonful of cream of tartar; stir in thoroughly; add one-half cup of cold water with one half teaspoonful of soda in it; flavor to taste. — Lillian Barkalow, Mrs. W. R. Kemp, Mrs. Stebbins.


Two fresh eggs beaten to a stiff froth; add a little salt before beating; then add one cup of granulated sugar, and beat; then one-half cup of flour gradually, and beat; then the other one-half cup of flour with one teaspoonful of baking powder; one teaspoonful of lemon; the last thing add one scant one-half cup of nearly boiling water. — Mrs. E. M. R., Mrs. A. H. Childs.

Three eggs beaten five minutes; one and two-thirds cups of granulated sugar; beat ten minutes; two-thirds cup of cold water; two and one-half cups of flour; one and one-half heaping teaspoonsful of baking powder; pinch of salt; lemon; two loaves. — Mrs. G. Allyn.


Three cups of sweet milk; one of yeast; two cups of sugar; stir into this flour enough to make a batter; after rising add two cups of sugar; one cup of butter; one cup of lard; two eggs; two nutmegs; juice of one lemon or orange; raisins; one teaspoonful of soda. — Mrs. A. H. Dawley.

Six cups of flour measured before sifting; three cups of milk; one cup of sugar; two cents worth of yeast; make into a sponge; work together; let it rise over night; add two cups of sugar; two cups of shortening, (butter or part lard if desired); whites of three eggs; one and one-half pounds of raisins; a little citron; one nutmeg; a little mace; let rise two hours in tins in a warm place. — Agnes R. Allyn.

Two large cups of raised dough; two cups of sugar; one cup of shortening; two eggs; one-half teaspoonful of soda; one cup each of currants and raisins; bake slowly. — Mrs. L. B. Megrath.

One quart of flour; one cup of chopped raisins; one cup of butter; one and one-half cup of milk; one and two-thirds cups of sugar; three tablespoonsful of baking powder; nutmeg; makes two loaves. — Mrs. Ward, Mrs. Goldthwait.

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