Saturday, September 13, 2008

Recipes from the Dictionary of Newfoundland English: old scripture cake

Until we announce the winner of our Recipe Redux Contest we'll be posting some recipes found in the Dictionary of Newfoundland English to inspire you. Here's one, reproduced as found in the online Dictionary of Newfoundland English.

(cartoon by Jennifer Barrett)

old scripture cake: Christmas cake made from recipe drawn from biblical texts.

M 69-7 Here is a recipe for an Old Scripture Cake used [at Christmas]: 1 cup Judges 5:25 milk, 2 cups Jeremiah 6:20 sugar, 3½ cups 1st Kings 4:22 flour, 3 cups Samuel 30:12 raisins, 1 cup Genesis 43:11 nuts, 1 cup Exodus 3:8 honey, 5 Isaiah 10:14 eggs, a little Leviticus 2:13 salt, a few kinds of lst Kings 10:2 spices, 1 large spoon Genesis 24:20 water. Follow Solomon's advice for making a good boy, Proverbs 23:14, and you will have a good cake.

Rattling Books is running a recipe contest inspired by the Dictionary of Newfoundland English. We call it Recipe Redux, aka Not Much Meat on a Carey Chick, Recipe Contest. Deadline for Entry submissions is October 1.

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