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Shearing Cake

Lampeter, Ceredigion

Shearing group at Blaenau Mawr, Cwmdu, Powys, about 1920.

Shearing group at Blaenau Mawr, Cwmdu, Powys, about 1920.

The Recipe

You will need

  • half a pound plain flour
  • six ounces moist sugar
  • four ounces butter
  • peel of half a lemon, grated
  • one egg, well beaten
  • quarter pint milk
  • one teaspoonful baking powder
  • two teaspoonfuls caraway seeds
  • a little nutmeg

Method

  1. Rub the fat into the flour, add the other dry ingredients and mix with the beaten egg and milk. 
  2. Line a cake tin with greaseproof paper and put the mixture into it.
  3. Bake in a moderately hot oven for approximately one hour.

Lampeter, Cardiganshire.

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