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Always asking, but do you have recipes for these? Willing to share? Please??? :)
SWISS ROLL: see this postROCK CAKES: 6 oz. of butter, 1 lb. of flour, 6 oz. of moist sugar, 2 eggs, 1 teaspoonful of essence of lemon, 1 1/2 teaspoonfuls of baking powder, milk.Rub the butter, flour, baking powder and sugar together, mix in the eggs well beaten, the essence of lemon and 1/2 a gill of milk. Drop the cake mixture, which should be fairly stiff, upon a baking tin as roughly as possible and bake for about 1/4 of an hour in a rather quick over.TENNIS CAKE: 1 lb of flour, 3/4 of a lb of butter, 1/2 a lb. of castor sugar, 1/2 a lb of chopped raisins, 2 oz. of almonds, 3 oz. of candied peel, the grated rind and juice of a lemon, 5 eggs, preserved cherries, angelica, 1 gill of milk, icing.Put the sugar and butter into a clean basin and cream, add the flavouring, and then beat in the eggs one at a time. When all the eggs have been beating in, add the flour and fruit, and well mix, using a little milk, if necessary. Line a cake tin with greased white paper, put in the cake and backe in a well-heated oven for 1 1/2 hours. Ice the cake with white icing and before it sets ornament with cherries and angelica, the latter cut as leaves, any other icing may be used, and any garnish
Thank you. I really want to try the tennis cake.
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