The Foods of England | Cookbooks | Diary | Index | Magic Menu | About ... |
Twitter email Foods of England

Random Page
Magic Menu
Really English?
English Service
Food Map of England
- Lost Foods
- Accompaniments
- Biscuits
- Breads
- Cakes
- Cheeses
- Classic Meals
- Curry Dishes
- Dairy
- Drinks
- Egg Dishes
- Fish
- Fruit
- Fruits & Vegetables
- Game & Offal
- Meat & Meat Dishes
- Pastries and Pies
- Pot Meals
- Poultry
- Preserves & Jams
- Puddings & Sweets
- Sauces
- Sausages
- Scones
- Soups
- Sweets and Toffee
About ...

Search more than 5,000 pages of Foods of England...

Bermuda Witches


Very thin slices of sponge cake sandwiched with jam strewn with grated coconut, "garnish or intersperse them with small sprigs of myrtle" (Acton 1845)

Original Receipt from 'Modern Cookery for Private Families' by Eliza Acton (Acton 1845);

Slice equally some rice, pound, or Savoy cake, not more than the sixth of an inch thick; take off the brown edges, and spread one half of it with Guava jelly, or, if more convenient, with fine strawberry, raspberry, or currant jelly of the best quality; on this strew thickly some fresh cocoa-nut grated small and lightly; press over it the remainder of the cake, and trim the whole Into good form; divide the slices if large, pile them slopingly in the centre of a dish upon a very white napkin folded flat, and garnish or intersperse them with small sprigs of myrtle. For very young people a French roll or two, and good currant jelly, red or white, will supply a wholesome and inexpensive dish.

Sitemap - This page updated 20/01/2018 - Copyright © Glyn Hughes 2018