[Sca-cooks] Pancakes and Fruitcakes was Happy Shrove/Fat Tuesday
t.d.decker at att.net
Tue Feb 24 15:31:06 PST 2009
Depends on just what you mean by fruitcake. If you take a look at Joris
Hoefnagel's A Wedding Fete at Bermondsey (1570s), you will see four large
brides cakes being displayed. These are large Banbury cakes filled with
currants and spices and possibly other candied fruit. A recipe for these
from "The Queen's Closet Open'd" (1655) describes them as being scented with
musk and ambergris.
> On the other topic, your discussion got me curious just how far back fruit
> cake recipes go. If I had to pick a country how about English? any
> online leads?
> Gwen Cat
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