My daughter was born with a skin condition known as seborrhea.
A treat from an old cook book
1/4 pound of flour
2 ounces butter
2 ounces grated parmesan cheese
a pinch of salt
a few grains of cayenne pepper
Mix all into a paste with the yolk of an egg. Roll out into a rectangle the thickness of a silver quarter, about four or five inches long; cut into strips about a third of inch wide. Twist them as you would a paper spill (a piece of twisted paper once used to light a candle) and lay them on a baking sheet slightly floured.
Bake in a moderate oven until crisp, but they must not be the least brown.
If put away in a tin, these straws will keep a long time. Serve cold, piled tastefully on a glass dish. You can make these straws of remnants of puff pastry, rolling in the grated cheese.
- from The Presidential Cook Book, edited by Edith Carew Roosevelt - 1903