Had to try this , mom and pop remenbered eating them during the depression. With steaming hot black coffee. Of course we cut the recipe down to 26 , rounded off the amounts, added 2/3c evaporated milk , instead of water and milk. Used butter instead of lard. Lard not being a staple in our home. . We couldn't bring ourselves to add a whole teaspoon of nutmeg, just used a 1/4 tsp and turns out we should have used at least a half teaspoon . Fried at 350 in 1" deep vegetable shorting , we will use deeper oil next time. Burned a couple at the bottom of the pan until we got the timming right .These cooked in a flash.You need to turn once to brown both sides. Mom and pop both loved them , just missed the big nutmeg taste, should have known . A nice family recipe to make. Every one can help with something . really much quicker than the 50 minutes prep time stated . We enjoyed this flash from the past . It is a gret autum evening snack with hot tea or hot chocolate .