Breakfast, Luncheon and Tea, 1875 by Marion Harland. Marion Harland was the pseudonym for Mary Virginia Hawes, an author of novels before she began writing about “domestic science.” Since it seems to me the Victorian era was the great era for cakes, here are two amazing cake recipes from Marion Harland, Pompton Cake and Fred’s Favorite.
Breakfast, Luncheon and Tea: by Marion Harland. Part of the Common Sense in the Household Series, published by Scribner, Armstrong & Co., in 1875. First edition, hard cover, 459 pages. A comprehensive cookbook, written in a conversation tone with chapters like “Familiar Talk with the Reader” aimed directly at the reader. Marion Harland was the pseudonym for Mary Virginia Hawes, an author of novels before she began writing about “domestic science.” Interestingly enough, this cookbook has a novella at the the end, one chapter entitled, “Practical–or Utopian.”
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