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Ginger Cake Recipe from 1909 Book

Ginger Cake Recipe

Ingredients,– A pound of flour, three ounces of butter, two ounces of sugar, a desert spoonful of ginger, a teacupful of treacle (black is best), two teaspoonfuls of carbonate of soda, and some milk,

Method.– Rub the butter into the flour, mix in sugar and ginger, mix the treacle thin with milk, stir in, dissolve the carbonate of soda in a little warm milk, stir all together well, and bake for about an hour and a half in a moderate oven.

Swiss Roll Cake from 1916 Recipe Book

Swiss  Roll Cake

Beat up two eggs with two ounces of castor sugar, add four ounces of flour lightly,and mix in a teaspoonful of baking powder. Line a greased yorkshire pudding tin with paper, melt a small piece of butter, and brush the paper all over with it. Pour the cake mixture in, and bake it in a quick oven for about ten minutes. Turn it on to paper sprinkled with castor sugar. Mix two tablespoonfuls of raspberry jam with one tablespoonful of hot water, spread this over, and roll up quickly.jam roll cake

Scotch Scones from 1916 Recipe Book

Scotch Scones

Rub half a pound of fresh butter into two pounds of flour. When quite mixed, add four tablespoonfuls of castor sugar, and two heaped teaspoonfuls of baking powder, and sufficient sour cream to make a stiff dough. Knead well  and roll out on a well floured paste board, not too thick, Divide into small pieces, shape into scones, and bake on a moderately hot griddle. Serve hot with butter.

Dainty Almond Cakes for Afternoon Tea from 1916 Recipe Book

Dainty Almond Cakes

A quarter of a pound of ground almonds, a quarter of a pound of castor sugar, two ounces of broken lunch biscuits (grated), the whites of two eggs whisked. Mix these ingredients to a stiff paste. Roll out with castor sugar to the thickness of half an inch. Put into shapes, and decorate with glace cherries

Lemon Cake from 1916 Recipe Book

Lemon Cake

Lemon Cake

One pound of flour, half a pound of margarine, six ounces of sugar, a teacupful of milk, a pinch of salt, the rind of one lemon, and a tablespoonful of egg- substitute powder. Cream the margarine, add the sugar, grated lemon rind, and flour, moistening the whole with milk, lastly, add the egg powder. Beat all together, and put in a well greased tin, and bake in a moderate oven for a little over an hour.