1/2 lb butter

1/2 1b sugar

4 eggs

1/2 lb flour

1/2 lb cornflour

pinch salt

1 teaspoon baking powder


Beat butter and sugar to a cream, add well beaten eggs, stir in lightly the sifted flour, cornflour, salt, and baking powder. Place in teaspoonfuls on a greased tin, bake in a moderate oven for about 15 minutes. When cold join with jam, cream, or icing and sprinkle with icing sugar.


 CLEANING FLUID-2 oz of ammonia, 2 oz of white Castile soap, 1 oz of alcohol, 1 oz of glycerine, 1 oz of ether, 2 1/2 quarts of hot water.

Method: Cut the soap into fine shavings and put on the stove to melt in a quart of water. As soon as it is thoroughly melted, add the rest of the water and when nearly cold, stir in the other ingredients. Bottle and cork tightly. To sponge a dress, add a little more than a cupful of cold water to a cup of the fluid, and mix thoroughly before using. This fluid will remove grease spots from carpets, coats or any other woollen textures, also paint from furniture or ink from paint. When the spots are very bad, use undiluted. Rub it on with a piece of cloth or flannel. This fluid will keep for an indefinite period and is a most excellent recipe. (From old pages)