Remembering the Past Australia2020-06-13T19:35:14+10:00
Send a good big home-made cake to your soldier at the front or in camp.
Originally published in the Sunday Times (Sydney), on Sunday 30 September 1917
1/2 pound (226gms) of butter
1/4lb. (113gms) of treacle
1lb. (454gms) of flour
1/2lb. (226gms) of moist sugar
3 teaspoonful of carbonate of soda
1oz. (28gms) of ground ginger
1/2 grated nutmeg
1 teaspoonful of vinegar
1/4 pint (118gms) of warm milk
- Cream the butter and add to it the treacle; place the flour in a basin with the sugar, ginger, and nutmeg.
- Mix well, and as you stir add the treacle and butter, then the eggs well beaten, the vinegar, and the soda dissolved in the milk.
- Grease a flat tin, and bake the cake in a hot oven (ie. 210°C) for two hours.
Source: Housewife’s Column (1917, September 30). Sunday Times (Sydney, NSW : 1895 – 1930), p. 18.