Shaker Recipe of the Month

Church Family Kitchen - Hancock Shaker Village
Kitchen of the Church Family, Hancock Shaker Village
Frank Leslie’s Popular Monthly, September 1873

February 2017

Oatmeal Muffins

1/2 tsp. salt 1 cup cooked oatmeal
2 tbsps. sugar 4 tsps. baking powder
1/2 cup milk 1 egg well beaten
2 tbsps. melted shortening 1 1/2 cups flour

Pour the milk over oatmeal and allow to soak while mixing the dry ingredients. Add egg and sugar to the oatmeal mixture and combine well. In a medium bowl, combine the dry ingredients and mix together well. Pour in the melted shortening and stir. Combine all ingredients and stir together just until mixed. Grease a muffin tin, or line with paper muffin liners. Spoon batter into muffin cups, filling 3/4 full. Bake for 25 min in a 400 degree oven.

Other Shaker recipes can be found in Shaker Cook Book, by Caroline Piercy and Arthur Tolve (Bowling Green, Ohio, Gabriel’s Horn Publishing Co., 1984). Used by permission.

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