Simple Christmas Cake Recipe.
This Christmas Cake recipe is from the famous Mrs. Beeton’s recipe collection c. 1861. A few things about this particular recipe. First, I think it’s fascinating how the editors include the average cost of the recipe at the end of each recipe.
1 s. = 1 shilling
6 d. = 6 pennies/pence
Tried to find a currency converter for you, my dear readers, but the interwebs failed me on this one.
The second fun aspect of our Christmas Cake recipe is the fact that you dissolve the baking soda into vinegar before adding it to the cake. Really? I use this same technique to unclog drains. Are we thinking that this was just for show?