- 2 cups of molasses.
- 1 cup of equal parts of butter and lard, mixed.
- 1 level tablespoonful of ginger.
- 1 teaspoonful of soda.
- Flour to mix very stiff.
Melt the butter, add the molasses and ginger, then the soda, dissolved in a teaspoonful of boiling water; stir in flour till the dough is so stiff you cannot stir it with a spoon; take it out on the floured board, and roll a little at a time, and with a knife cut out a man; press currants in for eyes and for buttons on his coat. Bake in a floured pan.
The Fun of Cooking, by Caroline French Benton (Year 1915)