Posts Tagged with: Edwardian cake

Seed Cake with Iced coffee

Posted in - Bake on June 3rd 2015 0 Comments

This is a grown-up elevenses or tea, or perhaps even breakfast if you were to be overly indulgent.  It was apparently made to mark the end of wheat sewing in Spring.  Highly recommended, wheat sewing or not.


250g unsalted butter
250g self raising flour
175g caster sugar
3 eggs
4 tbsp caraway seeds
3 tbsp Milk (Mrs Beeton recommends Madeira or …


Madeira Cake

Posted in - Press on May 6th 2015 0 Comments

In the 17th century when dinner was served earlier, cake may be eaten at midday with an alcoholic drink such as Madeira.  Its popularity drunk alongside this cake is where the name comes from.

There are 2 secrets for a successful Madeira cake:

Use free range or organic eggs whose yolks will contribute a beautiful yellow and …