Where is it from?
State Library of Western Australia Collection
What's the story?
The 1904 Recipe Book belonged to Annie Williams and was given to the State Library of WA in March 1987 by Mrs C Platell of Alfred Cove. The address on the inside cover of the Recipe Book appears to be 4 Murray Street Perth. A 1904 Electoral Roll for Perth lists Annie Williams, Spinster of No Place Inn, 358 Murray Street in Perth. Number 4 Murray Street may be part of Perth Public Hospital (now the Royal Perth Hospital). It is possible that she was employed as a cook in the kitchen of Perth Public Hospital, thus the recipe book, and lived at No Place Inn, or perhaps she worked as a cook in the kitchen of No Place Inn.
Let's make it
3 eggs; their weight in flour, sugar, butter and cornflour
1.5 teaspoons baking powder
Beat butter and sugar together, add eggs, well beaten, flour and baking powder. Stir well, place in small rounds on a greased oven sheet. Sprinkle icing sugar over and bake quickly.