Plumb Cake / Drop Cake

[ Plumb Cake / Drop Cake ]

Date: Not dated, written between 1780-1800. | 1780/01/01 to 1800/01/01

Publication Format
Manuscript

Type
Food

Ingredients
flour
sugar
butter
eggs
cloves
mace
cinnamon
nutmeg
currants
wine
citron
loaf sugar
rose water
spice
lemon peel

Places
Halifax
Nova Scotia

Source: Almon Scrapbook
Institution: Nova Scotia Archives | Source Origin: Almon Family Fonds | Reference: MG1 Vol. 14 / Microfilm Reel 14,894

Description

A recipe for a plumb cake that uses seven pounds of flour followed by a recipe for drop cake, p. 120. The recipe appears to be written in the same hand as the remedy "To Prevent Bad Effects or Disasters from His Recipe."


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                              Plumb Cake. 

7lb Flour, 4 lb Sugar, 3 lb Butter, 2 dozn. Eggs, ½  oz
Cloves, ½ oz of Mace, ½ oz Cinnamon ½ oz Nutmegs,
4lb Currants, 1 Bottle of Wine, ½ lb Citro[n].

                              Drop Cake.

1lb Flour, ¾ lb of Loaf Sugar, ½ lb Butter, 4 Eggs,
some rose water, a little spice, grated lemon
peel.