Lincolnshire Farmhouse Dripping Cake
8oz plain fl our ½ level teaspoon
salt 6oz dripping 2oz candied peel 8oz raisins 6oz sugar 1 tablespoon
black treacle ½ pint milk 2 eggs beaten 1 level teaspoon bicarbonate of soda Grease an 8- inch square cake tin and line with greaseproof paper. Sift fl our with salt, rub in dripping. Add chopped candied peel, raisins and sugar to fl our. Warm the treacle in half of the milk, mix with the eggs and add to ingredients in the bowl. Dissolve bicarbonate of soda in one tablespoon of the milk and add. Stir together using remaining milk as necessary to make a consistency that will drop from the spoon when agitated. Place in cake tin and level with a spoon. Bake in moderate temperature ( 180 C, 350 F, Gas 4) for 1 ½ - 2 hours reduce temperature after 1 hour.