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Yeast Cake


Rich, sweet, cake raised with yeast. Typically flavoured with citrus peel and glazed.

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Original Receipt from 'The Art of Cookery Made Easy and Refined' By John Mollard, 1802 (Mollard 1802)


Take one pound of flour, two pounds of currants washed and picked, a quarter of a pound of fresh butter, a quarter of a pound of sugar, the same quantity of citron and candied orange peel cut into slices, and a small quantity of cinnmnon and mace, pounded and sifted. Make a cavity in the centre of the ingredients, add a gill of sweet wine, a little warm milk, a tea cupful of yeast, and let it stand till the yeast works; then put a little more warm milk, mix all together, fill a hoop with it, let it remain till risen, and bake.

Other yeast cakes include...

Boston Fruit Bread
Bread Cake
Brentford Rolls
Cheese and Walnut Loaf
Chelsea Buns
Chester Buns
Colston Buns
Dorset Dough Cake
Dorset Wiggs
Fourses Cake
Fruited Teabread
Great Oxfordshire Cake
Hyde Park Corner Cakes
Iced Fingers
Isle of Wight Doughnuts
Lancashire Bun Loaf
Lemon Buns
Love In Disguise Cake
Malt Loaf
Marlborough Buns
Mrs Shellye's Cake
Northampton Cake
Northumberland Twists
Oxford Cakes
Plum Shuttles or Valentine Buns
Ripon Christmas Bread
Saffron Cake
Sally Lunn
Scarborough Muffins
St Edmund's Buns
Suffolk Harvest Cake
Tiverton Chudleighs
Vicarage Cake
Yorkshire Knead Cakes
Yorkshire Tea Cakes
Yule Bread

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