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Chestnut Biscuits Recipe

Chestnut Biscuits Recipe from Edwardian 1909.

Half a pound of chestnuts, quarter of a pound of sugar, two ounces of grated chocolate, essence of vanilla, and a little water.

Boil the chestnuts till they are tender; rub them through a sieve, and add the sugar. Melt the chocolate in a little water over the fire till smooth, and add to the chestnut pulp. Lightly mix in the white of an egg very stiffly whipped. Drop on wafer paper in lumps, and place in the oven till crisp.chestnut biscuits


Coconut Layer Layer Cake Receipe

Coconut Layer Cake Recipe from Edwardian 1909.

Ingredients.—-A quarter of a pound of butter, half a pound of castor sugar, half a pint of milk, half pound of flour, two large teaspoonfuls of baking-powder, little salt, the whites of five eggs, one teaspoonful of vanilla flavouring.

Method.—Beat the butter to a cream, add the sugar gradually, beat in one by one the rest of the ingredients, then beat quickly for five minutes; add the stiffly-whipped whites and beat again. Bake in four layer tins. When cooked and quite cold put filling between each cake layer, then put together.

For the filling, put a pinch of salt to the whites of two eggs and whip to a stiff froth, add half a teaspoonful of vanilla, then gradually beat in sufficient icing sugar to make it thick enough to spread nicely. Spread thickly on each layer, then cover thickly with grated coconut. Brush over the top of the cake with white of egg, sprinkle grated coconut on it. then cover with castor sugar.coconut cake


Lemon Pudding Recipe

Lemon Pudding Recipe 1352.

Ingredients.—-The rind and juice of two large lemons, half a pound of sugar, quarter of a pint of cream, the yolks of eight eggs, two ounces of almonds, half a pound of butter,melted.

Method.—-Mix the sugar with the cream, and add the yolks of eggs and the butter, which should be previously warmed. Blanch and pound the almonds, and put these with the grated rind and strained juice of lemons to the ingredients. Stir all together; line a dish with puff-pastry, put in the mixture, and bake for one hour. Add fruit on top to decorate.

lemon pudding


Soda Cake Recipe

Soda Cake Recipe from Edwardian 1909.

Mix thoroughly one pound of flour, half a pound each of currants, sultanas, and brown sugar, six ounces of mixed peel cut into small pieces, quarter of an ounce of mixed spice, and a teaspoonful of carbonate of soda. Beat up three eggs, and stir them into the mixture. Warm half a pound of butter in a cup of milk and add a pinch of salt. Pour this on the other ingredients, and beat thoroughly for quarter of an hour. Butter a cake-ti, and bake in a quick oven. Try it with a knife; if the knife does not come out clean, and the outside of the cake is done, cover it with greased paper, and put it at the bottom of the oven to finish cooking.

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Banana Cakes Recipe

Banana Cakes Recipe from Edwardian 1909.

Ingredients.—One fair sized banana, four tablespoonfuls of flour, one teaspoonful of paisley flour, one tablespoonful of sugar, two ounces of butter, and a few currants.

Method.–Mix flour, flour, sugar, and currants together, and then work in the butter. Now beat the banana to a paste and add to the other ingredients. The moisture in the banana will be quite sufficient to make the flour stiff. Mix the ingredients well, and then cut into convenient sizes for small cakes. Bake from fifteen to twenty minutes, they are naturally very nutritious.

Banana cakes


Bread Pancakes Recipe

Bread Pancakes Recipe from 1916.

Soak three ounces of breadcrumbs in hot water till quite soft, then press out the water, add one ounce of flour, one ounce of butter, melted, a teaspoonful of baking-powder, and a little salt. Beat up two eggs with half a pint of milk, and mix lightly with the other ingredients. Fry the batter as you would with ordinary pancakes, and serve with sugar and lemon-juice.

pancakes

Boiled Bread Pudding Recipe

Boiled Bread Pudding Recipe from 1916.

Soak all scrapes of bread in cold water for two hours, then squeeze as dry as possible. Add four ounces each of flour and chopped suet, two tablespoonfuls of sugar, one teaspoonful of mixed spice, and one of baking-powder. Beat all together, and if too dry, moisten with a little milk. Tie in a floured cloth and steam for two hours.Bread -pudding


Chocolate Roll Recipe

Chocolate Roll Recipe 1916.

Half a cupful of flour, half a cupful of granulated sugar, two eggs, a little baking-powder, and a small bar of plain chocolate. Whisk eggs well, and gradually add sugar and flour whilst still beating them. Grate the chocolate, and mix to a paste with a little water, then add it to the mixture. Pour into a shallow, buttered tin, and bake for fifteen to twenty minutes. Turn it quickly onto a board dusted with castor sugar, and spread the filling on immediately, and roll up while still warm. The filling can be made of cream and icing-sugar whipped till stiff, or of butter and icing sugar beaten together to a cream.

chocolate roll


Fig Cake Recipe

Fig Cake Recipe from Edwardian 1909.

Cream a cupful of butter and two cupfuls of brown sugar. Mix thoroughly, and add four beaten eggs,a teaspoonful of ground cloves,a cupful of water, and three cupfuls of flour sifted with teaspoonfuls of baking powder. Cut half a pound of figs and two cupfuls of raisins in small pieces, dredge them with a quarter of a cupful of flour, and add to mixture. Pour into a well buttered tin, and bake in a moderate oven for two hours.

fig cake


Brown Scones Recipe

Brown Scones Recipe from 1916.

Rub three ounces of butter into one pound and a quarter of wholemeal flour. Add a teaspoonful of castor sugar, half a teaspoonful of salt, and two teaspoonfuls of baking-powder. Mix into a light dough with sour milk, roll out, cut into scone-shaped pieces, brush over with milk, and bake in a quick oven. Butter-milk is better than sour milk when it can be provided.
Brown scones