1888: First dry flake breakfast cereal, Cerealine Flakes

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1888: New Cook Book for Cerealine Flakes; This Cook Book contains a Few Selected Recipes for the Use of Cerealine Flakes. They Will Be Found Economical and Palatable. Cerealine Manufacturing Co., Columbus, Indiana.


Text Sample:

These are only a very few Favorite Recipes for Preparing Cerealine Flakes (made from selected white corn.) in Dishes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Supper.

Cerealine Waffles

1/2 pint of scalded “Cerealine” (cold), 1/2 pint of water, 3 eggs, 3 tablespoonfuls of sugar, 1/2 teaspoonful of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoonful of vanilla, 2 1/2 cupfuls of flour.
Mix the eggs and sugar together thoroughly; then add 1/2 pint of scalded “Cerealine,” vanilla, water, flour and baking powder. Lemon extract may be used instead of vanilla, and milk instead of water, to suit the taste; butter may also be used if desired; serve with powdered sugar.

Purchase original booklet:

Original 1888 booklet is available, New Cook Book for Cerealine Flakes. $90.00. The cooking booklet is in fair condition, with spots and foxing, creased paper, bent corners, chipped edges, highly mellowed paper. All pages present, unnumbered 16-page booklet. Publisher: Cerealine Manufacturing Co. Select “Add to Cart.”

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