Chess cakes

Yield: 12 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Butter
1 cup Sugar
6 \N Egg Yolks, beaten
⅓ cup Dry White Wine
1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
1 \N Lemon Rind, grated
¼ teaspoon Salt
1 \N Pastry for 1 9\" pie or 12 tarts (made in muffin tins or fluted patty pans)

Cream butter and beat into it slowly « C sugar, reserving the rest of the sugar. Beat egg yolks with salt until light and lemon colored, then slowly beat in the remaining « C sugar; with a whisk fold in the lemon juice and grated lemon rind. Combine with the creamed mixture, stirring in the wine.

Pour into pie shell or tart shells, and bake at 350øF for 50 to 60 minutes until set.

Source: The First Ladies Cookbook - 1969 . Chapter on George & Marsha Washington

Posted by: Sandy May 11/93

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