In honor of Stephen Hawking, I decided to post this recipe today. I’m not sure what makes it mathematical, but it sounds pretty good. It’s from the 1959 cookbook from the Home Bureau Women of Jersey County.
Cream 1/2 C. (cup) butter and 1 1/2 C. sugar and 3 eggs, well beaten. Sift 3 C. flour, 2 tsp. baking powder and 1/2 tsp. salt. Add this alternately with 1 C. milk to first mixture. Turn into buttered loaf pan, cover with 1 C. raisins. Bake 35 minutes and serve with vanilla or fruit sauce.