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Re: Recipe quest

Poster: Denise McMahon <denise@access.digex.net>

Robert J Welenc wrote:
> Poster: Robert J Welenc <rjwelenc@erols.com>
> Unto the patrons of the Merry Rose doth Alanna Volchevo Lesa send New Year's
> Greetings!
> I am in search, my lords and ladies, of a recipe.  At the Twelfth Night held
> in Lochmere two years ago I won in the raffling a most delicious loaf of a
> caraway-seed cake.  I believe it was also labled "Nuns' Bread" or "Nuns'
> Cake".  (Can't remember which.)  I have searched for the recipe since then
> without success.
> Does anybody  know of this cake/bread?  I would be most appreciative of the
> recipe!
> Alanna

I am not sure where this recipe comes from as it exits in my archives as
a scribbled list on a well worn peice of paper...

The recipe I have reads thus:

Seed Cake

Preheat oven to 325 degrees farehneit.

Cream: 2 cups butter
Add slowly and cream well: 2 cups sugar
Beat in, one at a time, 9 eggs
Add: 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon mace, beat well
You may add: 2 tablespoons brandy or 8 drops of rose water
Sift before measuring: 4 cups cake flour
Resift with 1/2 teasppon cream of tartar and 1/2 teaspoon salt
Add the sifted ingredients slowly, at the lowest speed (I do this by
hand.), mixing only until the batter is thoroughly blended.
Add: 1/2 cup chopped nuts and then 2 teaspoons of caraway seeds

You may also add, or leave out 1/2 cup each of citron, candied cherries
or 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind or 1/2 cup of shaved candied orange

Pour batter into greased and floured or parchement lined loaf pans.

Bake about 1 hour.

I hope this is what you were looking for, in any case, enjoy!

-Rowan Berran McDowell
Seneschale of Stierbach
Head of Clan Badger's Crossing
House Drunken Badger
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