Good Plain Dessert – 1870

Here is a good moldy oldie from the South Side Signal (Babylon) January 15, 1870 newspaper.  No big fancy name for this one… just Good Plain Dessert.  The basis of the dessert is molasses.  Earthy and very sticky, this looks something akin to tar if you have “blackstrap” but there are many varieties available, including pomegranate, light and others.

Good Plain Dessert

Boil a pint of molasses until it thickens considerably.  Prepare some light bread cut about one half inch in thickness; butter one side thinly; dip the bread into the boiled syrup as you would in making milk toast; arrange the slices one above the other on a small platter.  Serve warm.


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