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Baking Tree

Long before Laura started writing and became famous, she was well known in the Mansfield parts of Missouri for her muffin and ginger bread recipes. A skill she certainly learned from her mother Caroline.

After this was done [the straightening out of the house], Ma began the work that belonged to that day. Each day had its own proper work. Ma used to say:

Wash on Monday
Iron on Tuesday
Mend on Wednesday
Churn on Thursday
Clean on Friday
Bake on Saturday
Rest on Sunday.


Laura liked the churning and the baking days best of all the week.

-from Little House in the Big Woods




Ma was busy all day long, cooking good things for Christmas. She baked salt-rising bread and rye'n'Injun bread, and Swedish crackers, and a huge pan of baked beans, with salt pork and molasses. She baked vinegar pies and dried-apple pies, and filled a big jar with cookies, and she let Laura and Mary lick the cake spoon.
-from Little House in the Big Woods


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