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Re: Recipe quest

Poster: Tom Brady <tabrady@mindspring.com>

At 02:51 PM 1/1/97 -0500, Alanna wrote:
>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

Never being able to resist a challenge, here's a recipe I was able to track
down through Alta Vista (no really, I do have a life...I think it's over
there under those printouts...)

This recipe is from the Cheshire Crafts cake recipe archive 
>MMMMM----- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.02
>      Title: Nun's Cake
> Categories: Cakes, 1941
>      Yield: 6 servings
>      1 c  Butter or butter substitute     2 1/2 ts Baking powder
>  1 1/2 c  Powdered sugar                    1/4 ts Salt
>      5    Egg yolks                           3 ts Caraway seed
>      2    Egg whites                          2 ts Rose water flavoring
>    3/4 c  Milk                              1/2 ts Cinnamon flavoring
>      3 c  Cake flour                     
>  Prize winning recipe
>  Cream butter.  Add sugar and yolks of eggs.  Beat thoroughly. Stir in
>  unbeaten whites of eggs and beat mixture.  Sift flour, measure, and
>  sift with baking powder and salt.  Add alternately with milk to first
>  mixture. Sprinkle in caraway seed, beat well, and add flavorings.
>  Pour into well-oiled loaf pan.  Bake in moderate oven (375 F) 1 hour.
>  Substitute 1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring for caraway seed, rose water,
>  and cinnamon if desired. Mrs. C.E. Beam, Statesville, N.C.

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