Rumford Common Sense
Cook Book, Circa 1930
2 c. flour
½ tsp. salt
4 tsp. Rumford baking powder
2 Tbs. shortening
About ¾ c. milk or milk and water mixed
Sift together flour, salt and baking powder; cut or rub in the shortening until the fat is thoroughly blended with flour, then mix to very soft dough with the liquid, having this as cold as possible. Drop by spoonfuls onto slightly greased baking pan and bake in a hot oven, 450 degrees F., 12-15 minutes.
HOW TO MAKE BAKING POWDER
If you have run out of baking powder you may be able to make a substitution by using the following:
For one teaspoon baking powder: mix ½ teaspoon cream of tartar plus ¼ teaspoon baking soda.
If you are not using immediately, add ¼ teaspoon cornstarch to absorb any moisture in the air and to prevent a premature chemical reaction of the acid and alkali.
HOW TO TEST BAKING POWDER
First stir the contents of the can to see if there ar...
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