Simnel cake from Oats in the North, Wheat from the South: The History of British Baking, Savoury and Sweet (page 63) by Regula Ysewijn

  • apricot jam
  • confectioner's sugar
  • superfine sugar
  • eggs
  • plain flour
  • butter
  • almond meal
  • currants
  • rosewater
  • apricot kernels
  • egg yolks
  • candied citrus peel
  • EYB Comments

    Can substitute store-bought marzipan first the homemade marzipan specified in this recipe, Maraschino liqueur for rosewater, and additional almond meal mixed with almond extract or Maraschino liqueur for apricot kernels.

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  • Eat Your Books

    Can substitute store-bought marzipan first the homemade marzipan specified in this recipe, Maraschino liqueur for rosewater, and additional almond meal mixed with almond extract or Maraschino liqueur for apricot kernels.

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