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 Post subject: Wycoller Cake
PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 1:29 pm 
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8 oz flour
4 oz sugar
4 oz lard
1 egg
2 heaped tsp baking powder
milk to mix

Mix together the dry ingredients, rub in the lard and bind with the beaten egg and enough milk to give a kneadable consistency. Roll out on a floured board to a thickness of 1" then place on a greased baking tray and bake at 350c, gas mark 4 until firm, approximately 15-20 minutes.

This plain cake was described as an 'oven slab cake' to be served cut into pieces and thickly buttered.

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 Post subject: Re: Wycoller Cake
PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 1:01 pm 
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And if you mixed it with currants and rolled it out thinner, would it be "sad cake" ?

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 Post subject: Re: Wycoller Cake
PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 1:05 pm 
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The recipe (from the same book) for 'Rossendale Sad Cake' uses water not milk, more lard or suet and much less sugar....as well as the optional currants

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All cake is sad when it's showing up on your bum!

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Glenys...what is that wonderful quote?


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How was Vegas Sue?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:49 pm 
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What did you think of it (Vegas) Sue????

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 Post subject: Re: Wycoller Cake
PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:44 pm 

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Sue, it's the last lines from my favourite book and Authoress 'Fair and tender ladies' by Lee Smith

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:00 pm 

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Sue, I had asked Glenys in a private message about the quote because I, too, think it's wonderful. The book is in the public library system here and I picked it up yesterday. Now I'm looking forward to a good read.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:45 pm 
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Oh, thanks! I'll look for it here.
How about a Book Club Forum, Mel? :idea: We could narrow the focus to Historical novels or biographies to fit 'the mandate'! :P


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:38 am 
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Well we do have a 'Books' section viewforum.php?f=23 We have had a few 'book reviews' there.

Feel free to start a new topic and have your discussions there unless you want a dedicated section for book reviews?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:35 am 

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Joan, how is the book? Do you like it?

I just started 'On Agate Hill' by Lee Smith. Oh I do love her style

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:03 am 
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I've never heard of that Glenys.

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