Household readers would often request recipes and there are several clippings that are responding to those requests. I imagine most of the readers were farm wives who only went to town maybe once a week to get groceries and visit with other people doing the same thing. They were probably a little lonely. The Daily Drovers Telegram made them feel like members of the paper’s household, swapping recipes and hints.
I like the way this recipe is specific about cooking until the syrup spins a thread…….I think she’s saying if your spoon is only an inch away from the liquid in the pot, it doesn’t count!
2 cups brown sugar
2/3 cup water
white of 1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Boil sugar and water until it spins a thread six inches long. Then pour over the beaten egg white. Beat until very stiff, than add nuts and flavoring. Drop by spoonfuls on buttered dish. I omit nuts in the recipe and press a pecan kernel in center of each piece. — Mrs. John Setter, Kansas.