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.
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.
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.
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.
Mocha Cake Recipe from 1909.
Required.—Two eggs, two ounces of fine flour, one teaspoonful of baking-powder, three ounces of butter, seven ounces of icing sugar, strong coffee to taste.
Method.—Beat the yolks of the eggs with castor sugar, add flour by degrees in which baking-powder is mixed, beat whites of eggs to a stiff froth, and add to cake last. Butter two small tins of the same size—round ones are best—and divide the mixture equally between them, and bake in a quick oven for a quarter of an hour. When cold spread each cake with coffee icing, and lay together; then ice the outside evenly.
Icing.—Stir three ounces of butter to a cream with seven ounces of icing sugar, and when it is fit to spread, add a few drops of very strong coffee.
Vanilla Cakes without Eggs Recipe from 1916.
Take three ounces of butter and three ounces of castor sugar, beat to a cream, add half a gill of fresh milk and a few drops of vanilla; then take six ounces of flour and a teaspoonful of baking-powder, mix together, then put the mixture into small tins, and bake in a moderate oven for fifteen minutes.
Walnut Cream Cake Recipe from 1916
Beat a quarter of butter to a cream with a quarter of a pound of castor sugar, add half a pound of flour, a pinch of salt, a teaspoonful of baking-powder, and a quarter of a pound of shelled and chopped walnuts. Beat into this two eggs and the white of one (well whisked, and two tablespoonfuls of milk. Turn into a greased tin, and bake in a moderate oven for about half an hour until quite cooked.
Leave till cold, then ice with walnut cream icing. For this
make four ounces of icing sugar to a paste with two ounces of roughly chopped walnuts and the white of an egg.
BUTTERCUP CAKE RECIPE 1909 EDWARDIAN
Ingredients.–Eight ounces of flour, one tablespoonful of cornflour, one teaspoonful of baking-powder, one egg, three tablespoonfuls of milk, one orange, three ounces of butter, six ounces of sugar.
Method-Mix flour, cornflour, baking-powder, and castor sugar together, then add the chopped rind of one orange, and rest of same, after removing the pips. Beat well together, then add a well-beaten egg, and lastly the milk. Bake in small patty-tins or shallow dish for about an hour. The oven should be fairly hot, and the tins well-buttered. The cakes can be iced over by heating the white of an egg with plenty of icing sugar and a little orange-juice.