Sunday, September 15, 2013

School Cake 1920s (The Anerly Cookbook)

Here is a very basic cake recipe. I can imagine it would have plenty of scope for adding to or modifying.

1lb self raising flour
6ozs butter or lard
4ozs castor sugar
2ozs currants
2ozs sultanas
2ozs raisins, stoned and chopped
2 eggs, well beaten

Rub the butter or lard into the flour then add the other ingredients also a drop of milk if required.

Put in a well greased tin and bake for one and a half hours.

Marrow Pickle (1920s, The Anerly Cookbook)

4lbs of Vegetable Marrow
1/2oz of ground ginger
1/2oz mustard
3/4lb moist sugar
2ozs eschalots
9 small chillies
14 cloves
1/2oz tumeric
3pts vinegar

Cut the marrow in to 1/4 inch squares, put into a colander and sprinkle with salt. Leave one night then strain.

Boil all other ingredients together for 10 minutes then put in the marrow and boil slowly until tender.