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Feature Recipe November 2006

Old Dutch Molasses Cakes

Submitted by Bob Williamson


1 quart of molasses
2 lbs. brown sugar
2 oz. soda
1 oz. cream of tartar
1 lb lard
1 quart sour milk
4 lbs. flour

Make the dough 12 hours before the baking.  Must be very cold to roll, cut with round cutter and brush with egg before baking.  Bake in slow oven.

The Pennsylvania Dutch enjoyed many unique recipes.  Food is abundant at holiday, Sundays and for that matter every day.  Special occasions are often remembered for the meals that accompanied them.  A good meal is long remembered and talked about. 

   Last Update: November 8, 2006
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