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Fannie Farmer’s Easy Cream Dressing

First published in 1896 as The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book by Fannie Merritt Farmer, the cookbook quickly became known as the Fannie Farmer Cookbook. By far the most famous cookbook of its era, it changed the world of food preparation, teaching generations of Americans how to cook.

Her versatile cream dressing is perfect for her Bolivia Salad.


Fannie Farmer Easy Cream Dressing

This classic salad dressing comes from Fannie Farmer's classic Boston Cooking School Cook Book, first published in 1897.
Course Pantry Basic
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 192kcal


  • 1/4 tbsp. salt
  • 1/2 tbsp. mustard
  • 3/4 tbsp. sugar or stevia
  • 1 large egg slightly beaten
  • 2.5 tbsp. butter melted
  • 3/4 cup cream
  • 1/4 cup vinegar


  • Mix ingredients in order given, adding vinegar very slowly. Cook over boiling water, stirring constantly until mixture thickens, strain and cool.


Great dressing for Bolivia (Potato Salad)


Serving: 5g | Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 424mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 740IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg
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