The colonial citizens often powedered their hair or wore wigs. Professional hairdressers fashioned towering headdresses for the the elegant ladies. Elaborate powdered hairstyles took hours to concoct, so women often let one "dressing" last a month or so. A "wig pick" was necessary to dig for head lice, fleas, and other vermin living in your hair. Believe it or not, there was a special wire cage that was worn at night to keep mice and rats out.
2 cups milk
1 cup margarine
1 cup sugar
1 packet of yeast
1/3 c. warm water
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. allspice
1 tsp. salt.
Scald milk and add butter, sugar, salt. When cooled to slightly warm, add yeast that has been dissolved in warm water. Beat eggs until light and add them to the milk and spices. Add enough flour to make a stiff dough.
Knead well and set to rise overnight in a covered bowl. In the morning roll out on a floured board to 3/4 inch thickness in a round shape. Let rise in warm place for two hours.
Bake at 350 for 20 - 30 minutes or until brown.