• Chocolate Cakes

    Chocolate Cakes

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    This early 19th century recipe is from The Virginia Housewife by Mary Randolph in 1836. She called them cakes but we call them cookies today. They are lovely to dip into a cup of American Heritage® Chocolate. We love them here at Old Salem!

    ingredients
    • 1/2 pound brown sugar
    • 1 quart flour
    • 4 ounces butter
    • milk as needed
    • American Heritage Chocolate to drink with the cakes.
    Step 1

    Put half a pound of nice brown sugar into a quart of flour, sift it, and make it into paste, with four ounces of butter melted in as much milk as will wet it; knead it till light, roll it tolerably thin, cut it in strips an inch wide, and just long enough to lay in a plate; bake them on a griddle, put them in the plate in rows to checker each other, and serve them to eat with chocolate.

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