Parliament Cakes

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By F. Marian McNeill

Published 2015

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Mrs. Fletcher’s1 Recipe adapted from Meg Dods’s ‘Manual’


  • flour
  • sugar
  • ginger
  • butter
  • treacle


With two pounds of the best dried flour mix thoroughly one pound of the best brown sugar and a quarter-pound of ground ginger. Melt a pound of fresh butter, add to it one of treacle, boil this, and pour it on the flour. Work up the paste as hot as your hands will bear it and roll out in a rectang