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Almond Cake

Cakes

Sweet cake flavoured with almond. Top decorated with almonds (Mrs.B, etc)


Original Receipt in 'The Book of Household Management', 1861, edited by Isabella Beeton (See Mrs.B)

ALMOND CAKE.
1752. INGREDIENTS. -½ lb. of sweet almonds, 1 oz. of bitter almonds, 6 eggs, 8 tablespoonfuls of sifted sugar, 5 tablespoonfuls of fine flour, the grated rind of 1 lemon, 3 oz. of butter.
Mode. - Blanch and pound the almonds to a paste; separate the whites from the yolks of the eggs; beat the latter, and add them to the almonds. Stir in the sugar, flour, and lemon-rind; add the butter, which should be beaten to a cream; and when all these ingredients are well mixed, put in the whites of the eggs, which should be whisked to a stiff froth. Butter a cake-mould, put in the mixture, and bake in a good oven from 1-¼ to 1-¾ hour.
Time. - 1-¼ to 1-¾ hour. Average cost, 1s.
Seasonable at any time.






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