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.
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.
Rock Biscuits Recipe from 1860.
Ingredients.–6 eggs, one pound of sifted sugar, half a pound of flour, a few currants.
Method.—Break the eggs into a basin, beat them well until very light, add the pounded sugar, and when this is well mixed with the eggs, dredge in the flour gradually, and add currants. Mix together well,and put the dough onto the fork,and then place dough onto the tins, making it look as rough as possible. Bake the cakes in a moderate oven from 20 minutes to half an hour; when they are done, allow them to get cool, and store them away in a tin canister, in a dry place.
Fudge Recipe from 1916.
One pound of Demerara sugar, a little more than a gill which is (a quarter of a pint of milk) one ounce of butter, two ounces of unsweetened chocolate, a teaspoonful of vanilla. Boil all together except the vanilla for fifteen minutes, then remove from the fire,Add vanilla, and beat until it begins to crystallise. Pour into a shallow buttered tin. When cool cut into small squares.
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.
This Almond Cake Recipe is from the Mrs Beaton 1887 Household management book.She has some great recipes in it, and lots of household tips on how to run a home in Victorian Britain 1887. I will be concentrating on the recipes from this book in my next posts. I hope you all enjoy them.
Almond Cake Recipe 1865
Ingredients–half a pound of sweet almonds, 1 oz of bitter almonds, 6 eggs, 8 tablespoonfuls of sifted sugar, 5 tablespoonfuls of fine flour, the grated rind of 1 lemon, 3 oz of butter.
Method—–Blanch and pound the almonds to a paste; separate the whites from the yolks of the eggs; beat the later, and add to the almonds. Stir in the sugar, flour, and lemon -rind; add the butter, which should be beaten to a cream; and when all these ingredients are well mixed, put in the whites of the eggs, which should be whisked to a stiff froth. Butter a cake mould, put in the mixture, and bake in a good oven from 1 to 2 hours.