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In most parts of England 'Dripping Cake' is a general term for sweet fruit cakes traditionally made with dripping as the fat, such as Ilkley Cake.
For the type of Lardy Cake sometimes called 'Dripping Cake' in Cheltenham and Gloucester, see: Cheltenham Dripper. For the ancient dish made by dripping cake batter onto a skewer, see Trayne Roste.
'Tom Brown's Schooldays' has; "the excellence of that mysterious condiment, a dripping-cake."
Ballymena Observer - Friday 25 February 1927
Original Receipt from the 'Northampton Mercury' - Friday 24 November 1939
FARMHOUSE DRIPPING CAKE
THIS WEEK’S PRIZEWINNING RECIPE
THIS week's prize of half-a-crown has been awarded to
MRS. K. ROBERTS,
Lords Fields Cottages,
Whittlebury, for her recipe of Farmhouse Dripping Cake.
Ingredients: 12ozs. self-raising flour, 2ozs. margarine, 4ozs. currants, pinch of nutmeg. 8ozs good dripping, 6ozs brown sugar. 4ozs, sultanas, gill milk, one egg.
Method: Sift all the dry ingredients together, and rub the fat Into them, add fruit and sugar, mix well but lightly with beaten egg and milk, turn into a well-greased tin and bake in a moderate oven for one and-a-half hours.
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