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Mrs. Rorer's Cook Book, First Edition, 1886
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Pie Recipe from Mrs. Rorer’s Cook Book, 1886

Pie Recipe from Mrs. Rorer’s Cook Book, 1886:  This recipe has an amazing name:  “General Satisfaction.”  It is in Mrs. Rorer’s chapter on Pastry and Pies, right in its alphabetical place after Cream Pie and before Green Gooseberry Pie.  Basically, General Satisfaction is pie made from preserves and stale cake.  Obviously, this recipe is from the Victorian era, when people did lots of physical labor and needed diets with many calories!   Here is the cookbook:



Mrs. Rorer’s Cook Book, by Mrs. S. T. Rorer. Published by Arnold and Company, Philadelphia, 1886. First edition, with deep red buckram hard boards cover, 581 pages, plus 18 pages of advertisement in the back. Binding is in amazingly good condition–the best we’ve ever had. The hinges are a bit weak, but they are holding. Pages are completely unmarked, as if the book was never used.

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