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Strawberry Shortcake with Cream Recipe

Strawberry ShortcakeStrawberry Shortcake Recipe from 1909 Edwardian

Make a short cake from the following recipe: A quarter of a cupful of butter, one cupful of sugar, half a cupful of milk, one cupful and two-thirds of flour, two teaspoonfuls and a half of baking-powder, whites of two eggs, half a teaspoonful of any flavouring. Bake this cake in a ring. Fill the centre with strawberries, piled high, and decorate with whipped cream. If you want the dish a little more fanciful, the cake may be iced with either pink or white icing.

Christmas Ginger Cake 1909



One and a half pounds of flour, half a pound of ground rice, half a pound of castor sugar, one pound of treacle, half a pound of lard, quarter of a pound of butter, two eggs, essence of lemon, two heaped teaspoonfuls each of ground ginger and baking – powder, half a teaspoonful of carbonate of soda, one gill of milk, pinch of salt.

Method. – Beat butter, lard, and sugar: then add eggs, well beaten: next add flour, rice, and salt. Mix these powders together, then make a well in centre, pour in ย the treacle, warm milk, and a teaspoonful of essence of lemon. Beat all for ten minutes, then put into a well greased tin and bake in a moderate oven for two or two and a half hours. This cake is best if made a fortnight before Christmas.