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Flannel Cakes or Crumpets


  • 2 pounds of flour, sifted
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 table-spoonfuls of the best brewer's yeast, or 4 1/2 of home-made yeast
  • 1 pint of milk


Mix a tea-spoonful of salt with the flour, and set the pan before the fire. Then warm the milk, and stir into it the flour so as to make a stiff batter. Beat the eggs very light, and stir them into the yeast. Add the eggs and yeast to the batter, and beat all well together. If it is too stiff, add a little more warm milk.

Cover the pan closely and set it to rise near the fire. Bake it, when quite light.

Have your baking-iron hot. Grease it, and pour on a ladle-full of batter. Let it bake slowly, and when done on one side, turn it on the other.

Butter the cakes, cut them across, and send them to table hot.


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Seventy-Five Receipts for Pastry, Cakes, and Sweetmeats (1832).

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