Welcome Friends! Welcome back to Sunday morning and the Old Cook Book Show, we're going to do another recipe out of the 1915 version of the Five Roses Flour Cookbook. A little bit of weirdness today in this cookbook there are a number of dessert recipes, cake recipes, pie recipes, tart recipes, that include meat. There's more than one cake in this book that includes pork so I thought I would do one of these pork cakes. Now this turned out to be a great tasting almost fruit cake recipe, or almost Christmas cake recipe, It's certainly a pork spice cake recipe - very warming and delicious.
|Ground pork||500 Gram (1 pound)|
|Water||300 Milliliter (½ Imperial pint)|
|Molasses||250 Milliliter (1 cup)|
|Baking soda||10 Milliliter (2 tsp)|
|Raisins||500 Gram , chop (1 pound)|
|Dates||500 Gram , chop (1 pound)|
|Ground cinnamon||10 Milliliter (2 tsp)|
|Ground cloves||2 1/2 Milliliter (1/2 tsp)|
|Nutmeg||1/2 , grated|
|Flour||1000 Milliliter (3 or 4 cups)|
1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF), and grease 2-3 loaf pans.
2. Place the ground pork and water in a pan, bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes.
3. In a large bowl mix together the rest of the ingredients, except the flour.
4. Stir in the cooked pork, and the water.
5. Stir in the flour a little at a time, until a stiff sticky batter forms.
6. Transfer to 2 large or 3 regular greased loaf pans, and bake until a tester comes out clean.
7. Baking takes about 1.5 - 2 hours.
8. Serve and enjoy!