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Neapolitaines (cut-out cookies using eggs, butter, milk and powdered sugar; topped with chopped almonds)
Originated from: Naples, Campania, Italy
Occasion: Any time & special times
Contributed by: Taken from "The White House Cookbook" by F.L. Gillette & Hugo Ziemann (1887)

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For batter
one cup of powdered sugar
half a cup of butter
two tablespoonfuls of lemon juice
three whole eggs and three yolks, beaten separately
three cups of sifted flour
half a teaspoonful of soda
a tablespoonful of milk

Egg wash
egg and milk

chopped almonds


One cup of powdered sugar, half a cup of butter, two tablespoonfuls of lemon juice, three whole eggs and three yolks, beaten sepately, three cups of sifted flour.

Put this all together with half a teaspoonful of soda dissolved in a tablespoonful of milk. If it is too stiff to roll out, add just enough more milk.

Roll it a quarter of an inch thick and cut it out with any tin cutter.

Place the cakes in a pan slightly greased and color the tops with beaten egg and milk, with some chopped almonds over them.

Bake in a rather quick oven.


The recipe in this entry was taken from "The White House Cook, Cooking, toilet and Household Recipes, Menus, Dinner-Giving, Table Etiquette, Care of the Sick, Health Suggestions, Facts Worth Knowing, etc. etc. The Whole Comprising a Comprehensive Cyclopedia of Information for the Home," by Mrs. F.L. Gillette and Hugo Ziemann, Steward of the White House (1887). For the entire copyright-free cookbook visit www.gutenberg.org.... Photo: Mary Melfi.

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