Thursday, April 02, 2009

The Housewives' Monthly Calendar 1936: Tea Breads For The Month Of April

Pastries: Eccles cakes; apricot cheese cakes; cream puffs.

Biscuits: Oatmeal; almond shortbread; jam fingers.

Buns: Oatmeal; coco-nut; ginger.

Layer cakes: Marble, with apricot jam filling; Victoria sandwich with rum butter; spiced chocolate cake with vanilla custard filling.

Large cakes: Slab raisin gingerbread; Genoa; walnut; ribbon.

Sandwiches: Kipper cream; sieved cooked chicken; veal or pork, moistened with butter and seasoned to taste, then used with brown bread and mustard and cress; shredded lettuce, moistened with mayonnaise, strongly flavoured with Gorgonzola cheese, and mixed with a little minced walnut, used with brown bread; split toast, thinly buttered and filled with tuna fish mayonnaise and a little minced cucumber.

Note: Any of the fillings suggested for sandwiches can be used for filling oblongs of cooked pastry, or bridge rolls.

(The Housewives' Monthly Calendar 1936, Chapman & Hall, London)

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