New Years Cakes.
Butter ….. one and one-quarter pounds;
Lard one pound;
Sugar two pounds;
Luke warm water one pint;
Soda one teaspoonful;
Caraway seed five teaspoonfuls;
Flour, about six pounds, or enough to make it sufficiently stiff to roll out. Cream the butter and sugar, add the flour, drop in the caraway seeds, then add the water and the soda dissolved in a little hot water. Roll about half an inch thick and cut with a wooden cake cutter.
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