|Hand-written recipe by Elizabeth Jane (Fitzgerald) Fitzpatrick, |
my grandmother - used in the "Economy Cookbook" of 1917,
put out by the Ladies of St. Vincent...
War Cake (Eggless, Butterless, Milkless)
Put in a saucepan 1 cup raisins, 1 cup sugar, scant 1/2 cup lard, 1 1/2 cups water, 2 teaspoonfuls cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoonful of cloves and nutmeg, pinch salt.
Boil them for five minutes and when cool add teasponful soda dissolved in little warm water, then add 2 cups of well-sifted flour with 1 teaspoonful of baking powder.
Bake in a shallow greased pan for 30 minutes in a moderate oven.