Clippings from Moore's Rural New Yorker- 1861
SORE THROAT, CURE FOR CROUP,ETC.
Eds. Rural New Yorker : As I have a few recipes which have been tried and pronounced good, I send them to you for publication.
REMEDY FOR SORE THROAT-
Take butter that is very salt and rub it on the throat and chest thoroughly, before going to bed. Two or three applications will effect a cure. We have had the throat distemper about pretty extensively this fall, and this has been the principal medicine.
TO CURE THE CROUP.
The best way is to take a flannel cloth, dip it in water and put on the chest as hot as can be bourne, then take salt butter, spread on brown paper, and apply immediately. It is a very simple ,but invaluable remedy.
Line a basin with a crust prepared as for a biscuit ; pare,core, and quarter as many apples as will fill the basin; sprinkle some allspice over them, a little sugar, and a half cup of water. Cover with a crust and steam one and a half hours. Serve with cream and sugar.
One cup of cream, two of sugar, two eggs, half cup butter, two teaspoons of cream tarter; one of soda, nutmeg for seasoning. Flour sufficient to roll out.
Anne Brown Rawsonville, N.Y. 1861.
To Be continued