- 1 lb sugar
- 3/4 lb butter
- 12 eggs, whites and yolks beaten separately
- 2 gills cream
- 1 1/2 lbs flour
- 1 gill milk
- 1/2 nutmeg, grated
- 12 oz raisins, seeded
- 4 oz citron, chopped
- 4 oz shelled almonds, blanched and pounded
Just before ready for the oven, mix in thoroughly all the fruits, and the spice, and bake in moderate oven.
Some persons use a gill each of wine and brandy, instead of cream. Thus made, it keeps longer, and gives it a strong spirituous flavor.
(Origin - "Ice Cream and Cakes: A New Collection of Standard Fresh and Original Receipts" by An American. Published in 1883 by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York)
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