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When researching 18th-century recipes one often gets a feeling of deja vu. Such is the case with our soufflé biscuits. Though not readily apparent from the title, after making these light, airy little treats we were immediately struck that these could be seen as our modern day oyster crackers. Easy, light and delicious, these lovely little crackers can be kept for several months in an airtight container.
Rub four ounces of butter into a quart of flour, make it into paste with milk, knead it well, roll it as thin as paper, and bake it to look white. — Randolph, Mary, “The Virginia Housewife,” 1827.