Honey Gingerbread

7:00 am on 6 October 1917

Honey GingerbreadThe children will love honey ginerbread; it is delicious. Take 4 cups of flour, 2 teaspoonfuls of baking powder, 2 teaspoonfuls of sugar, ½ cup of sultanas, ½ cup of butter, ½ cup of milk, ¾ cup of honey, a little candied peel, some salt, and one teaspoonful each of ground ginger and mixed spice. (This latter may be omitted if preferred.) Sift the dry ingredients together, add the raisins, citron peel, and spices. Melt together in a pan the butter, honey, and milk. When, cool add to the rest of the ingredients. Mix well, turn into buttered pans, and bake till brown. [...] There are many other recipes in which honey is used, but these will do for the moment. Honey is a most wholesome sweet, and its use in the household is to be encouraged.

Source: Papers Past, from The Kitchen: Observer, Volume XXXVIII, Issue 5, 6 October 1917, Page 21

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