Now often a soda-raised white wheatflour cake with sweet spices. Part baked then pricked on the surface, warm honey poured over and baked.
Original Receipt from 'Pot-luck; or, The British home cookery book' by May Byron (Byron 1914)
791. HONEY CAKES (Middlesex)
To two pounds and a half of dried flour, add a pound of honey, three-quarters of a pound of pounded loaf sugar, half a pound of citron, and the same quantity of orange peel; cut into thin strips, add half an ounce each of ginger and cinnamon, pounded; melt the sugar with the honey, and mix in the other ingredients; roll out the paste, cut into forms, and bake on floured tins.
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