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To make Queen Cakes


  • 1 pound of London flour
  • 9 eggs
  • 1 pound of loaf sugar
  • 1 pound of butter
  • 1 or 2 spoonfuls of rose water
  • 1/2 pound of currans
  • a little shred of mace


Take the flour dry'd well before the fire, eggs, loaf sugar beaten and sifted, put one half to your eggs and the other to your butter; take the butter and melt it without water put it into a stone bowl, when it is almost cold put in your sugar and the rose water, beat it very quick, for half an hour, till it be as white as cream; beat the eggs and sugar as long and very quick, whilst they be white; when they are well beat mix them all together; then take the currans cleaned well, and the mace, so you may fill one part of your tins before you put in your currans; you may put a quarter of a pound of almonds shred (if you please) into them that is without currans; you may ice them if you please, but do not let the iceing be thicker than you may lie on with a little brush.


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English Housewifry (1764).

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