Thursday, March 11, 2010
Bride's Cake from 1879
Here's a wedding cake recipe from 1879's Housekeeping in Old Virginia. Check out the number of eggs! This was clearly from an age where people had their own chickens!
Page 247 Bride's Cake
Mrs. Horatio Davis
1 pound flour
3/4 pound sugar
1/2 pound butter
Whites of 14 eggs
Cream sugar and butter together, and stir in them, flour and beaten egg whites, very little at a time; one and a half pounds fruit, prepared and mixed with the batter, will make a nice fruit cake.
***Book I'm reading: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee***
I'll be at these recipe swaps today: