[Sca-cooks] Pancakes and Fruitcakes was Happy Shrove/Fat Tuesday

Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius adamantius1 at verizon.net
Tue Feb 24 08:40:00 PST 2009

On Feb 24, 2009, at 11:00 AM, Johnna Holloway wrote:

> Depends on how much fruit and what type of cake I suppose in part.
> They show up titled as great cakes. Then there are the questions as  
> to:
> Mixed fruits? Rising agents being eggs, ale barm, yeast, or baking  
> powders/sodas???
> MWBoC has this one-- pounds of currants and eggs and ale barm.

I'm pretty sure Digby, at least, has a similar one, with currants,  
eggs, butter, spices, sack, ale barm... and I think a small amount of  
almond meal mixed in.

I can't find one in Gervase Markham's The English Housewife, which  
surprises me. Will check Hugh Plat later.


"Most men worry about their own bellies, and other people's souls,  
when we all ought to worry about our own souls, and other people's  
			-- Rabbi Israel Salanter

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