Hey, UK bakers, is there a traditional cake that is served on the feastday of St. Charles I? The feastday is this coming Saturday, so I was thinking of making a cake for that. I know there is a traditional cake or pastry for a lot of other saints, but those are all Catholic saints.
Hmmm. I guess not.
Maybe I'll create something.
Hmmmm....now to research 17th century baking....
I am not sure of any perticular cake. I am to far north to do anything as it predominantly celebrated in White hall in London.
Good luck with your 16th century baking, here is a snippet from a 16th and 17th cookery book.
DESCRIPTION: A yeast risen sweet cake
To make a fine Sugar cake.
Bake a pound of finewheat flower in a pipkin close couered, put thereto halfe a pound of fine Sugar, foure yolkes and one white of egs, Pepper and Nutmegs, straine them with clouted creame, and with a little new Ale yeast, make it in past, as it were for a Manchet, bake it in a quicke ouen with a breath fire in the ouens mouth, but beware of burning them.