Shaker Recipe of the Month

Church Family Kitchen - Hancock Shaker Village
Kitchen of the Church Family, Hancock Shaker Village
Frank Leslie’s Popular Monthly, September 1873

July 2015


3 cups sugar 1 1/2 cups sour cream
5 eggs Flavoring (ex. vanilla)
Scant tsp. baking soda 4 1/2 cups flour (add more if needed)

Mix sugar and eggs, add cream, flour, etc., and beat well. Drop from spoon on a greased baking pan. Bake in 375 F oven.

Other Shaker recipes can be found in Shaker Cook Book, by Caroline Piercy and Arthur Tolve (Bowling Green, Ohio, Gabriel’s Horn Publishing Co., 1984). Used by permission.

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