Posted by: hearttohearthcookery | December 12, 2009

Great Cakes in the Oven!

Preparing Great Cakes

 There are many different receipts for “great cakes” but the one that I am preparing is A Pretty Cake from H. Glasse.  It is made with 5 pounds of flour, 22 eggs minus 6 whites and 7 pounds of currents!!  You can see the large redware bowl to my right.  The currents are plumped in brandy and the cream and butter heated over the fire and are now cooling until blood warm in the large kettle on the hearth.  The cake hoops are buttered and on the tin sheets to contain the batter.  Below the cakes are baking in the oven.

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Baking great cakes

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