Recipe: Sugar Sauce

One coffeecupful of granulated sugar, half of a cupful of water, a piece of butter the size of a walnut. Boil all together until it becomes the consistency of syrup. Flavor with lemon or vanilla extract. A tablespoonful of lemon juice is an improvement. Nice with cottage PUDDING.

The Whitehouse Cookbook, by Mrs. F.L. Gillette (Year 1887)