Time: 1-1/2 to 2 hours

  1. 1/2 pound of flour
  2. 1/2 pound of ground rice
  3. 1/2 pound of raisins stoned and cut into small pieces
  4. 1/4 pound of currants
  5. 1/4 pound of butter
  6. 2 ounces of sweet almonds
  7. 1/4 pound of sifted loaf sugar
  8. 1/2 nutmeg grated
  9. 1 pint of milk
  10. 1 teaspoonful of carbonate of soda
  • Stone and cut the raisins into small pieces
  • Wash, pick, and dry the currants
  • Melt the butter to a cream, but without oiling it
  • Blanch and chop the almonds
  • Grate the nutmeg
  • When all these ingredients are thus prepared, mix them well together
  • Make the milk warm, stir in the soda, and with this liquid make the whole into a paste
  • Butter a mould, rather more than half fill it with the dough
  • bake the cake in a moderate oven from 1-1/2 to 2 hours, or less time should it be made into 2 cakes

  • Source: The Book of Household Management by Isabella Beeton (1859)

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