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The name Massachusetts comes from Algonquian Indian words that mean “the great mountain’, some feel they refer to the Blue Hills.

Nickname: Bay State
Statehood: February 6, 1788
State Song: Hail Massachusetts
State Motto: “By the Sword We Seek Peace, But Peace Only Under Liberty” 
State Flower: Mayflower
State Tree: American Elm
State Bird: Black-capped Chickadee
State Fish: Cod
State Insect: Ladybug


Boston Cream Cake
1/3 cup butter       
1-3/4 cups flour
1 cup sugar       
1/2 tsp salt
4 eggs, well beaten      
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup milk       
2 tsp baking powder

Cream butter, add half the sugar gradually, and beat until light . Add remaining sugar to well beaten eggs. Combine mixtures. Mix and sift flour, baking powder, and salt and add alternately with milk to first mixture. Beat thoroughly and add vanilla. Bake in round layer pans. For 30-40 minutes in moderate 375 degree oven. When cool , remove from pan. (If using one large layer pan, split into 2 layers.)  

For the filling:
1 cup whipping cream      
1 egg white, beaten until stiff
1/4 cup powdered sugar      
1/2 tsp of vanilla

Beat cream until stiff, add sugar slowly; fold in egg white and vanilla.

For the Frosting:
1-1/2 square chocolate      
1 egg yolk
1/3 cup scalded milk      
1/2 tsp melted butter
Few grains of salt      
Confectioners’ sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla

Melt chocolate over hot water, add cream gradually, salt, egg yolk, and butter. Stir in sugar until  right consistency to spread.   

Boston Brown Bread
1 cup flour       
1 tsp salt
1 cup corn meal       
3/4 tsp molasses
1 cup wheat flour 
2 cups sour milk or 1-3/4 cups sweet milk
3/4 tbsp baking soda 

Mix and sift dry ingredients, add molasses and milk, stir until well mixed, and fill well greased bread pan not more than 2/3 full. Cover tightly and place on trivet in kettle containing boiling water, allowing water to come halfway up around pan. Steam 3-1/2 hours, keeping water at boiling point. Add more boiling water as needed. Take from water, remove cover, and set in slow oven 300 degrees for 15 minutes to dry off.  Remove from pan. Cut with string while hot, by drawing string around bread, crossing, and pulling ends. Makes 2 loves.


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