Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

Ayer's Book Of Pies And Puddings

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The front cover begins at the top with the title "Ayer's Book of Pies and Puddings" and contains a drawn illustration of a woman holding a pie on the left hand side. At the bottom, the publisher information is stated in black lettering. The back cover is filled with a promotion for Ayer's Sarsaparilla. The phrase "Has cured others, will cure you" is listed at the bottom in black lettering. The front end page it titled "Proof Of The Pudding" and contains information about Ayer's Sarsaparilla. The inside pages are dedicated to various recipes either falling into the category of pies, puddings or sauces. Some of the recipes listed are plain pastry, pumpkin pie, cranberry pie, strawberry pudding, cup custards, sago pudding, and lemon sauce. All recipes are written in paragraph format containing directions on how to prepare the dish. The back end page is made up of the index for this pamphlet and a list of Ayer's books available.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Dr. Ayer's Tonics & Pills

Publisher: Dr. J.C. Ayer and Co. (Lowell, Mass.)


25 p.

19.4 x 12.7 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is in the public domain.


Citation: Ayer's Book Of Pies And Puddings. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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