1599 English wedding cake

Anglijskij svadebnyj pirog

Preparation info

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Appears in

A Gift to Young Housewives

By Elena Molokhovets

Published 1992

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Ingredients (for 6 persons)

  • ½ lb butter
  • ¼ lb, or ½ glass, sugar
  • lb eggs, or 3 medium eggs
  • lb, or ½ glass almonds
  • lb, or 2 glasses, currants
  • ½ zolotnik, or 1 very small, nutmeg
  • ½ zolotnik, or 35, cloves
  • ½ zolotnik, or 1 teaspoon, cinnamon
  • a little ginger
  • lb, or 1 glass, flour
  • ¼ glass Malaga
  • ¼ glass red wine*
  • ½ spoon butter to grease the paper


    Beat 1 lb butter until white. Also beat until white ½ lb sugar and lb eggs (the eggs must be weighed together with their shells). Mix the sugar and eggs with the butter. Sprinkle on ½ lb finely pounded almonds and 1⅓ lb currants which have been sorted over, washed, and wiped dry. Add 1 zolotnik each nutmeg, ground cloves, and cinnamon, plus a little ginger. Mix all this as well as possible, sprinkling on lb flour. Add ½ glass each Malaga and French wine.* Cut out the hair mesh from a small sieve and set the sieve rim on a baking sheet lined with buttered paper.** Add the prepared dough and place in the oven.