Re: part of cake recipe !!
Date: 7/12/2023, 6:43 AM
On 7/12/2023 2:01 AM, Doug wrote:
Hi again Phaedrus, Doug from Philippines !! I found about half of a cake recipe
in an old cook book written on paper and was wondering if you might know anything
about it ? The name is written Hickory Nut or Walnut Cake Layer Cake and then it
says (Source: Book of household Management,1861) Two thirds of a cup of sweet milk,
three cups of sifted flour and I think the next ingredient says a table spoon of
powdered mace. Thank You for any help you can give me !!! .
Douglas, Cebu, Philippines
Good to hear from you. Hope you are well.
"Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management" is a well-known 19th century cookbook and guide for housewives.
The recipe in question is below.
Hickory Nut or Walnut Layer Cake
Walnut Layer Cake Decorated With Whole Walnuts
(Source: "Book of Household Management" by Isabella Beeton, 1861)
Two cups of fine white sugar creamed with half a cup of butter, three eggs,
two-thirds of a cup of sweet milk, three cups of sifted flour, one heaping
teaspoonful of baking powder sifted through the flour; a tablespoonful(level)
of powdered mace, 3/4 cup raisins, a coffee cup of hickory nut or walnut meats
chopped a little, walnuts to decorate.
Fill the cake pans with a layer of the cake, then a layer of raisins upon that,
then strew over these a handful of nuts, and so on until the pans are two-thirds full.
Line the tins with well-buttered paper and bake in a steady, but not quick, oven
(about 325°F). This is a most excellent Thanksgiving cake recipe.