The Vintage Cookie

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Too hot to bake, just right for lemonade.

8 am,  and it is already 85 degrees out - not a good day for Vintage Cookies. Instead I offer you a more seasonal recipe from the wonderful The Kentucky Housewife, written by Mrs. Lettice Bryan and published in 1839.

Lemonade (p. 387)

Take ripe lemons, roll them under your fingers on a table till they appear like they are full of juice; then squeeze the juice into a bowl, to each pint of which allow three pints of water, or if in summer, allow two and a half pints of water and a lump of ice equal to the other half pint. Sweeten it to your taste with loaf sugar, and serve it up in small glasses.

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