This post was originally published in the 1800’s Housewife daily newsletter, on January 15, 2023. Not on the mailing list? You can join here to receive the daily recipe and cooking notes straight to your email.
Today’s recipe comes from The Compendium of Cookery and Reliable Recipes, published in 1890.
My dear Hattie,
In your last letter, you asked for some of my favorite breakfast dishes to make, wanting to vary the routine of your morning meals. It can be so easy to fall into habit, making the same dishes until you and everyone else grow a bit weary of them. I have certainly found that regularly trying something new can add such joy to daily life, for all members of the household.
I am enclosing for you a receipt for a dish that is the “very favorite” of my little Thomas. He would have this every day if he could have his wish. It is a simple and easy breakfast dish, but I have copied it exactly from “The Compendium of Cookery and Reliable Recipes”, which is one of the cook books I find myself reaching for most often.
Like you, I am already looking forward to spring, and dreaming of planting seeds and tending the gardens. The seeds that you will find enclosed are some I saved from the beautiful foxgloves that my neighbor, Martha, grows. I hope they bring you joy when the weather turns warm again.
Ever your loving cousin,