To make a Pound Cake

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The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy

By Hannah Glasse

Published 1747

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Method

Take a Pound of Butter, beat it in an earthen Pan, with your Hand one Way, till it is like a fine thick Cream; then have ready twelve Eggs, but half the Whites, beat them well, and beat them up with the Butter, a Pound of Flour beat in it, and a Pound of Sugar, and a few Carraways; beat it all well together for an Hour with your Hand, or a great wooden Spoon. Butter a Pan, and put it in and bake it an Hour in a quick Oven.

For Change, you may put in a Pound of Currants clean wash’d and pick’d.