Monday, December 24, 2018

Clabber for Breakfast!

Ima Hogg, who died in 1975, contributed this item to a cookbook in 1971: 

Mrs. James S. Hogg (1891-1895)
Breakfast Menu 
(Courtesy of her daughter, Miss Ima Hogg).

[There was no menu, but this note:] "a typical breakfast in 1890, and always served promptly at 7:00 a.m." began with "fresh clabber (for the children) or Oatmeal with thick cream" (We always had two Hereford cows and a calf)." 
--The Old Bakery Bake Book, published by the Heritage Guild of Heritage Society of Austin in 1971, p. 197.

Maybe the clabber was why she lived to age 93. 

Merry Christmas!

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