Tuesday's Romance of Cookery and Housekeeping

3/4 cup molasses
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup hot water
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 egg, beaten
2 teaspoons ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking soda
3 cups flour

  • Spray muffin tin thoroughly.
  • Mix the molasses and sugar together until well mixed.
  • Add the water and butter. Beat well.
  • Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
  • Sift the ginger, cinnamon, baking soda and flour together.
  • Add dry mixture to the wet mixture and blend well.
  • Fill muffin slots 3/4 full.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
  • Cool & then ice.

2 egg whites, beaten stiffly
2 cups light brown sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

  • Cook sugar and water together until it “clicks” when a little is dropped into cold water
  • Pour the syrup SLOWLY over the stiffly beaten egg whites
  • Beat vigorously until cool and creamy
  • Add the vanilla and beat smooth.
  • Ice cupcakes*

*If the icing gets hard before it is cool, add 2 tablespoons of water and continue beating. The secret of good icing is steady, constant beating.

Recipe (page 212) adapted from ‘A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband’
by Louise Bennett Weaver and Helen Cowles LeCron

I do the memes: Menu Plan Monday hosted by Laura at I’m an Organizing Junkie, Favorite Ingredient Friday hosted by Kathryn at Overwhelmed with Joy, Freezer Food Friday hosted by MJ at mjpuzzlemom, Scrumptious Sunday hosted by Meredith at Mercedes Rocks and Slow Cooking Thursday hosted by Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. Doing them all make great additions to help keeping me on track and finding so new recipes!