Uk Bakers - St. Charles I Cake?

Baking By prterrell Updated 30 Jan 2010 , 1:49pm by rainbow_kisses

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prterrell Posted 27 Jan 2010 , 10:09pm
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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.


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prterrell Posted 30 Jan 2010 , 5:24am
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Hmmm. I guess not. icon_sad.gif

Maybe I'll create something. to research 17th century baking....

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rainbow_kisses Posted 30 Jan 2010 , 1:49pm
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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.

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