Welcome To Pilgrims and Pioneers!

After many years of researching my family geneaology I have been lucky enough to discover actual information about my relatives that lived in the Pilgrim Era and the Pioneer Era- while many people also have realtives from those eras- many do not know their names or where they lived- actually seeing the proof in print makes you much more aware of who they really were.
After discovering these relatives it of course made me curious to learn more about the eras that they lived in and what their lives were like as, the history I learned in grade school had long since been forgotten.
I decided to start this blog for others who are also interested in these eras.
Some of the information here will be actual facts about my realtives and some will be information about the eras in general that I have found on the web.
I hope you will enjoy traveling back in time with me!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sponge Cake (1885)

This is a Sponge Cake recipe from 1885
When you see the ingredients in this cake you will know why the Pioneers had short lives!
10 eggs,
1 pound suger,
1/2 pound flour.
juice of half a lemon with the rind grated
Now the success lies in the beating of the eggs.
Two persons should beat them at least half an hour,
one beating the whites,one beating the yolks with
half the sugar added.
Next cut the yolks into the whites and stir in the
remainder of the sugar, flour and lemon juice and rind.
Bake in greased tins at 350 degrees 25-30 minutes.
When baked, spread over the cakes a wafer thickness
of icing.

1 comment:

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Good heavens, if the amount of eggs didn't kill you, the "beat at least a half hour" would!!!

Gives you an idea of how rare sweets were back then...they really worked hard for their cakes and confections.

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