måndag 20 april 2009

Afternoon tea

Lemon or Orange Jelly Cake.
1 cup butter, 2 cups sugar, 2/3 cup milk, 4 eggs, 3 cups sifted flour, and 1 heaping teaspoon baking powder. Bake in four layers.

Jelly—for Cake.
1 small cup sugar, 1 egg. Grate the rind and use juice of 1 lemon or orange, 1 tablespoon water, 1 teaspoon flour. Place the dish in a kettle of boiling water and let it thicken. When cool spread between the cakes. This is very nice for any layer cake.

From "The Cookery Blue Book" by Society for Christian Work of the First Unitarian Church, San Francisco, California, 1891

2 kommentarer:

  1. The 'jelly' sounds like lemon curd, doesn't it? Thank you for this. I'm going to copy and save it in my cake folder. I don't know how to do four layers but I'll improvise. :<)

  2. Yes, it’s very close to lemon curd – although I don’t put any flour in mine.
    I’m very much in favour of improvising in the kitchen!