Monday, November 17, 2008

Fannie's Recipes part 2

Today, I am going to provide another recipe from Fannie (Marshall) O'Dell's handwritten recipe book from the 1880s. Admittedly, this one does seem a bit strange to me. I am not sure that I have ever had corn starch cake but, why not give it a try. As with her other recipes, mixing or baking instructions were not provided. Good luck.

Corn Starch Cake
1 cup flour
1 cup corn starch
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
4 egg whites
1/2 cup sweet milk
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon soda

The image at the top of this post is a scene that would have been familiar to Fannie O'Dell. This photograph, taken in the 1890s, shows the Granville Ferry to Annapolis Royal ferry crossing the Annapolis Basin. From 1777 until the first bridge was completed in 1920, ferries were used to cross the Annapolis Basin. The remains of the ferry slip can still be seen at low tide in front of the O'Dell House Museum. At some point in the future, I will make a longer post on the ferry and its history.

All for now,
RGS

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