Women were not to be discontented with their lot even though their sphere was circumscribed to home and family - the apparently menial work of cooking served a high and worthy purpose: "We must have bread and meat.
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That is the most delightful home, in which nobody is fretted or worried by an untidy, an uncertain, or an ill-cooked meal. Man does not live, it is true, by bread alone ; but the lower ministers to the higher, and she is doubly accomplished who is not ashamed to give her mind to the well-being of her family, even to the providing them with something good to eat every day.
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The practice of beginning chapters with quotes on household or gustatory matters, in rhyme, is also typical of charity cookbooks. While there is no rhymed epigraph for the chapter on Cake, a later page gives us this for Desserts. Lemon was an extremely common flavor for desserts and pastries in the 19th century -- almost the default neutral flavor, the way vanilla is now.
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This relatively simple cake is versatile enough to serve multiple purposes. It does well as a shortcake with strawberries and whipped cream, or a slightly different take on Boston cream pie. It makes an appealingly delicate layer cake with a buttercream frosting try lime or orange , a bittersweet chocolate glaze or ganache , or a vanilla-and-almond-inflected cream cheese frosting. While the rhubarb lasts, try serving it with rhubarb and ginger compote on the side.
Van Deusen who must have enjoyed baking with lemon, as she also contributed a recipe for Lemon Pie with Crust One cup butter, 3 powdered sugar ; work to a cream. Stir into this yolks 5 eggs well beaten, 1 cup milk, 1 tea-spoon soda ; add grated peel and juice 1 lemon, whites 5 eggs beaten stiff.
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