Honey Cakes

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The Settlement Cook Book

By Lizzie Black Kander

Published 1903

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  • ½ lb. strained honey
  • ½ lb. powdered sugar, sifted
  • ½ lb. blanched almonds, cut in half lengthwise
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 oz. citron, cut very fine
  • teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ cup brandy


Boil sugar and honey, then add almonds and stir thoroughly. Add the rest of the ingredients, more flour if needed, and knead the dough well. Put away in a cool place, well covered, for a week. Roll ½ inch thick and bake in shallow greased pans, in a quick oven. When done cut into strips 1 by 2 inches long. Ice with Lemon Icing.