This is my 100th Blog. So why not join me with some cake.
These are simple biscuit type cakes; I derived the recipe from 3 similar recipes to which I had and added some alcohol
Mr and Mrs Handley of Garside c. 1850,
Bet they didn’t think they’d end-up on Internet.
I first used these cakes at my “2007 Christmas Overcoat Party” and served them with Brandy Cream, but they are nice just eaten on their own, almost like a grown-up breakfast bar.
Medieval Oaten Cakes
- 4oz plain Flour
- 6oz porridge Oats
- 8oz Margarine
- 8oz Mixed dried Fruit
- 2oz Water
- 2oz Lemon Juice or Sprite
- 2oz Sugar
- ½Doz Juniper Berries
- ½Doz Cloves
- ½ teaspoon Mixed Spice
- ½ teaspoon Ground Ginger
- Chop or grind with a mortar and pastel the Juniper Berries and Cloves.
- Place in a small pan with the water, Lemon Juice or Spite, Sugar, Fruit, and Spices.
- Simmer till almost all the liquid as been absorbed.
- Allow to cool
- Mix the flour and Oats and rub in the Margarine.
- Add the cooled fruit and spices.
- Press into a deep baking tin
- Bake in preheated oven at 180ºC for About 20 minutes
- Cut into squares while warm and leave to cool in the tin.
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