Gingerbread better than "Tootsy Rolls"
PRAISE GINGERBREAD IT 18 GOOD FOR YOUNGSTERS AND GROWNUPS. Would Be Better for Children If School Stores Sold Gingerbread Rather Than "Tootsy Rolls" and Other Confections. The popularity of gingerbread among the Email fry has greatly waned. It would be far better for the children If the school stores sold this dainty rather than the "tootsy rolls" and other penny confections, and If these gams children could say, "Of all the cakes my mammee bakes give me food gingerbread." It is good and good for them and grownups, too, especially those who are taking on too much fleBh. Poor Hepzibah Pyncbeon's first customer to her little shop in ''The House of Seren .Gables" was a small boy attracted by a Jim Crow in Lh window, executing his renowned dance," in gingerbread. "Shakespeare makes one of his clowns say: "An I had but a penny in the world thou ahouldBt tare It to buy gingerbread." In several countries of Europe hot gingerbread used to be hawked about. In London there were gingerbread ; booths by the Thames. In Holland it was In greater request than elsewhere, and its manufacture guarded with a jealous secret and the recipe Landed down as an heirloom from lather to son. One of the most unique uses of the bard ginger cake was to hare it as a parameter. These were made in the form of a man or woman. The slightest change in atmosphere has an effect on hard gingerbread; the slightest moisture makes it soft. In dry (weather It Is hard and tough. In a the "General." Each morning the master asks bis serrant, "What does the general say?" The man applies his thumb to the figure and says: The general feels flabby about the chest; you'd better take your umbrella." There are many entertaining facta about gingerbread in some of the curiosities of English literature. Soft Gingerbread Mii together one-half cup of brown sugar and a scant half cup of meat drippings. Add one egg well beaten, one-half cup of light New Orleans molasses and a half teaspoon each of ginger and cinnamon. into one-half cup of boiling water stir one even teaspoon of soda. Fold In one and one-half cups of sifted flour. Bake with slow fire for half an hour, if baked In a sheet, or a little less if in muffin pans. Serre warm. Gingerbread I One-half cup of sugar, one-half cup or molasses, one-half cup of sour milk, one-third cup of butter and lard mixed, scant teaspoon of soda, one egg, teaspoon cinnamon, one-half teaspoon cloves, one-half of ginger, and two cups of flour. One-third of this Is sufficient for a meal. Gingerbread II Cream one-half cup of brown sugar with one-half cup of lard and butter mixed. Add one teaspoon of molasses, stir two even teaspoons of soda in one cup of boiling water, then add two and one-half cups of flour and spices to taste. Lastily, add two well beaten eggs. Chicken and Salt Pork. Singe a young chicken, remove pin feathers, cut off the neck on a line with top of the wing bones; cut the chicken down through the backbone and clean on the inside, wash and dry both inside and out, flatten the breast with a cleaver; In a double roasUng pan lay several thin slices of