- 1 cup rich sour cream
- 1/2 cup raw sugar
- 2 cups plain flour
- 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- 1/3 cup good quality, flavoursome honey
From the 1861 Mrs Beeton classic, Beeton's book of household management, this recipe was still in print in the early 20th-century. It is essentially, a sweetened soda bread rather than a modern style cake. I serve it with a dollop of thick Greek-style yoghurt.
|Preheat the oven to C180°. Grease a 20cm baking tin or line the tin with baking paper. |
Beat the sour cream and sugar together, sift the flour and bicarbonate of soda and add to the cream mixture with the honey.
Mix into a dough (it will be quite tacky) until all ingredients are thoroughly blended and the dough is smooth. Shape the dough into a round and place it in the baking tin. Bake for 40-45 minutes of until a skewer comes out clean.
Mrs Beeton says 'let it be eaten warm'.
|COOK STIP: warm the honey slightly so it is easier to mix into the other ingredients.|