One full cup of ground coffee, stirred with
one egg and part of the shell, adding a half
cupful of cold water. Put it into the coffee
boiler and pour on to it a quart of boiling
water; as it rises and begins to boil, stir it
down with a silver spoon or fork. Boil hard
for ten or twelve minutes. Remove from
the fire and pour out a cupful of coffee,
then pour back into the coffeepot.
Place it on the back of the stove
or range where it will keep
hot (and not boil); it will
settle in about five minutes.
from the White House Cook Book
1887 best seller
by Mrs Fanny Gillette (of the razor family)