Sunday, January 10, 2010

Mrs. Beeton's Plum Cake

“A Nice Plum Cake” adapted from Beeton's Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton, 1861.

3 cups flour
1 cup brown sugar
3 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. soda
½ tsp. salt
1-1/2 cups currants
1/3 cup diced candied lemon peel
1 stick butter
1-1/4 cups milk

Bake in a greased loaf pan at 350 degrees F for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out more or less clean. It’s good! There was too much batter for one loaf pan, so I made six muffins with the rest, and they were fine, too.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Chichester Churches mentioned in Notorious Eliza

Chichester Cathedral, where the 10th Earl of Arundel and his second wife Eleanor of Lancaster, a Plantagenet (whoa, how cool is that?) lie buried.

St. Olave's Church in Chichester, a thousand years old and now a bookshop nestled between much newer buildings.