My Granny was born in 1865 in Australia and died in 1954.
As I write this, in 2013, I am now 81 years of age.
The original recipe has been handed down to her daughter-in-laws who have now up-graded it to modern language. In Grannies day there was no thermostat to measure to temperature. She just took hold of the wood fired oven door handle and could judge the suitability of the temperature to bake her cakes. The paper for lining the tins was known as grease proof paper, Gladbake is a modern innovation.
Ingredients. Makes two small or one large cake.
1 lb plain flour
1 teaspoon of Mixed Spice
I am living in Germany and at the moment preparing a website about travelling and eating in countries around the world. Now I am preparing a Christmas Special with Christmas Food in countries worldwide.
On your site - which is very very informative - I found a recipe of Grandmothers Christmas Cake. Would you please allow me to take this recipe - translated into German - on my website?
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