Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Fannie's Recipes part 7

It has been quite a while since I posted anything from Fannie O'Dell's handwritten recipe book from the 1880s. I figured that since I was sitting here at 1:30 wondering about lunch that a little dessert would not be a bad idea. I find this recipe particularly interesting because I am intrigued by the concept of a lemon custard between the cake layers. Unlike some of her other recipes, Fannie has provided us with a few simple instructions. For more information on the recipe book follow the Fannie's Recipes link on the left side of the page.

When I post one of these recipes it is usually accompanied by a rather random photograph. Today's image is of the lighthouse in Annapolis Royal. If you are desperate for some form of connection, this structure was built at about the same time that Fannie was writing her recipes.

Lemon Jelly Cake

2 cups sugar
1 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
2 1/2 cups flour
4 eggs
1 teaspoon cream tartar
1/2 teaspoon soda
Bake in thin layers.

For the jelly take the juice of
3 lemons
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter
6 eggs
beat together & scald like custard, spread between the cakes

All for now,

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