How To Make A Sago Pudding

Soak two table-spoonfuls of pearl sago with a tea-spoonful of hot milk, in a covered basin, for a quarter of an hour; then add a very little grated nutmeg or lemon-peel, sugar to sweeten, and an egg; beat up all together until thoroughly mixed, and then boil the pudding in a buttered basin or tea-cup, as directed in.

How To Make A Tapioca Pudding

Put two table-spoonfuls of tapioca into a basin with four lumps of sugar, a grain of salt, and a lump of sugar rubbed on the rind of a lemon; pour a gill of boiling milk over these ingredients and cover them up with a saucer to steep for ten minutes, then add one egg; beat up all together, and boil the pudding in a buttered tea-cup tied up in a cloth, for nearly half an hour.

Bacon Muffins

Bacon Muffins cups flour

1 tablespoon sugar

3 tablespoons melted shortening

1 cup milk

3 teaspoons baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

1 egg

½ cup bits crisp bacon

Sift flour, add sugar, salt and baking powder and sift again, add beaten egg and milk. Add melted shortening beating in quickly. Add bits of crisped bacon. Bake in hot (425 degree) oven for 15 to 20 minutes. Serve with orange marmalade.

Johnny Cake

Johnny Cake cups yellow corn meal

¾ cup flour, sifted

1½ tsp. baking powder

¾ tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

2 tblsp. sugar

2 eggs, beaten

1¼ cups sour milk or buttermilk

¼ cup shortening, melted

Sift flour, corn meal, baking powder, soda, salt and sugar together. Combine eggs and sour milk (or buttermilk) and add to the flour mixture. Mix well and stir in the shortening. Bake in greased 8 × 8 × 2-inch pan, in moderately hot oven (375-f) 40 minutes.

("A Poetical Cook-Book", Maria J. Moss, 1864)