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BEE AD -BISCUITS, ROLLS, MUFFINS, Eld. . 249 SPIDER CORN-CAKE.

BEAT two eggs and one-fourth cup sugar together. Then add one cup sweet milk and one cup of sour milk in which you have dissolved one teaspoonful soda. Add a teaspoonful of salt. Then mix one and two-thirds cups of granulated corn meal and one-third cup flour with this. Put a spider or skillet on the range and when it is hot melt in two tablespoonfuls of butter. Turn the spider so that the butter can run up on the sides of the pan. Pour in the corn-cake mixture and add one more cup of sweet milk, but do not stir afterwards. Put this in the oven and bake from twenty to thirty-five minutes. When done, there should be a streak of custard through it.

SOUTHERN CORN MEAL PONE OR CORN DODGERS.

Mix with cold water into a soft dough one quart of southern corn meal, sifted, a teaspoonful of salt, a tablespoonful of butter or lard melted. Mold into oval cakes with the hands and bake in a very hot oven, in well-greased pans. To be eaten hot. The crust should be

brown.

RAISED POTATO-CAKE.

POTATO-CAKES, to be served with roast lamb or with game, are made of equal quantities of mashed potatoes and of flour, say one quart of each, two tablespoonfuls of butter, a little salt and milk enough to make a batter as for griddle-cakes ; to this allow half a teacupf ul of fresh yeast ; let it rise till it is light and bubbles of air form ; then dis- solve half a teaspoonful of soda in a spoonful of warm water and add to the batter ; bake in muffin tins. These are good also with fricasseed chicken; take them from the tins and drop in the gravy just before sending to the table.

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GENERAL SUGGESTIONS.

IN MAKING batter-cakes, the ingredients should be put together over night to rise, and the eggs and butter added in the morning ; the butter melted and eggs well beaten. If the batter appears sour in the least, dissolve a little soda and stir into it ; this should be done early enough to rise some time before baking.

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