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Richmond Cake


Highly enriched soda-raised cake with spices.

Richmond Cake
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See also: Richmond Short Cake

Original Receipt from 'Pot-luck; or, The British home cookery book' by May Byron (Byron 1914)

818. RICHMOND CAKE (Hertfordshire)

Six ounces of butter, a quarter of an ounce of mixed spice, the same of ground ginger; mix till they are a cream; add a quarter of a pound of brown sugar, a quarter of a pound of treacle; mix all together with half a pound of flour, two ounces of ground rice, two tablespoonfuls of dried coconut, four eggs, half an ounce of baking powder.

Original Receipt from Alnwick Mercury - Friday 22 December 1939

RICHMOND CAKE Ten ozs. flour, 1/2 oz. baking powder, 1/2 lb. sugar, 1/2 lb. butter, 6 ozs. currants, 2 ozs. lemon peel, 4 eggs, 1/2 cupful milk. Mix the baking powder with the flour, beat the sugar, butter and eggs together then add fruit and dry ingredients with the milk. Put in a tin and bake in a moderate oven.

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