- 1 cup sugar
- 1 large spoon flour
- 2 eggs, separated
- butter size of a hickory nut
- 2 cups boiling water
One cup of sugar, one large spoon of flour, the grated rind and juice of one lemon, two eggs, a piece of butter as large as a hickory nut, and two cups of boiling water; make into custard, reserving whites of eggs for the top.
MRS. MARY DICKERSON.
Adapted from Recipes Tried and True, compiled by the Ladies' Aid Society of the First Presbyterian Church, Marion, Ohio, 1894, a source in the public domain.
The recipes in this collection are representative of cooking in America in the late 19th century, and the compilation of a cookbook shows the ways in which women were beginning to organize and act both within their traditional roles and outside of traditional expectations. The recipes are presented exactly as written in 1894, and may not conform to current nutritional or food preparation standards. Try at your own risk.