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Lady's Receipt Book (Leslie cookbook)

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Lady's Receipt Book, a cookbook by American author Eliza Leslie, contains America's first printed recipe for chocolate cake. - AsNotedIn

CHOCOLATE CAKE

Scrape down three ounces of the best and purest chocolate, or prepared cocoa. Cut up, into a deep pan, three-quarters of a pound of fresh butter; add to it a pound of powdered loaf-sugar; and stir the butter and sugar together till very light and white. Have ready 14 ounces (two ounces less than a pound) of sifted flour; a powdered nutmeg; and a tea-spoonful of powdered cinnamon- mixed together. Beat the whites of ten eggs till they stand alone; then the yolks till they are very thick and smooth. Then mix the yolks and whites gradually together, beating very hard when they are all mixed. Add the eggs, by degrees, to the beaten butter and sugar, in turn with the flour and the scraped chocolate,-a little at a time of each; also the spice. Stir the whole very hard. Put the mixture into a buttered tin pan with straight sides, and bake it at least four hours. If nothing is to be baked afterwards, let it remain in till the oven becomes cool. When cold, ice it.
Eliza Leslie, Lady's Receipt Book




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1846/00/00 Eliza Leslie Author "Lady's Receipt Book" by Miss Leslie of Philadelphia is published by Carey and Hart. The cookbook contains America's first printed recipe for chocolate cake.
1846/00/00 Carey and Hart Publisher "Lady's Receipt Book" by Miss Leslie of Philadelphia is published by Carey and Hart. The cookbook contains America's first printed recipe for chocolate cake.

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Particulars for Lady's Receipt Book (Leslie cookbook):
Art Type Book a written or printed work consisting of pages glued or sewn together along one side and bound in covers.
Art Type Cookbook a book containing recipes and other information about the preparation of food
Area of Significance Culinary
Narrative Arts Factual concerned with what is actually true rather than interpretations of or reactions to it
Narrative Arts Narrative an account of connected events
Narrative Arts Prose ordinary written language

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Original Language: English



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