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Brown Cake

This cake comes from the Aberystwyth 1917 War Hints and Recipes . It’s an odd recipe because, although it contains no eggs (easily available in 1917 Aberystwyth, surely?), it does contain vast quantities of spices and orange peel (!) which … Continue reading

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Poor Man’s Pie

  This 1913 recipe was contributed by Marianne Farrow who had come to Aberystwyth in 1901 with her husband George, a Company Sergeant Major in the Cardiganshire Artillery. By 1911 they had six children ranging in age from 17 to … Continue reading

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Ann Pugh’s Cake

Transcript of recipe Half quartern of dough – mix 2 eggs with it first then 4 oz. of butter and 2oz. of lard. Beat into the dough quite cold. Afterwards add ½ lb currants, 6 oz. sugar and a small … Continue reading

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Banana Cakes

Banana cakes come from the St Michael and All Angels Church Xmas Tree Recipe Book, Aberystwyth 1913, a compilation of recipes suggested by members of the congregation and their friends.  Miss Hughes of Dinas Terrace, Trefechan suggests they are ‘very … Continue reading

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Excellent Family Soup

The title of this soup from 1913 made me smile. Is the soup excellent or the family? The soup relies on extracting the flavour from the meat and vegetables which are then discarded (or used elsewhere) and the remaining liquor … Continue reading

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German cake

We have two versions of this cake already! The basic recipe is that for Victoria sponge (the weight of the eggs in sugar, butter and flour) but we would usually use self-raising flour in a modern Victoria sponge whereas at … Continue reading

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