The Nova-Scotia Almanack
Modern MethodA Common Cake
¾ lb. flour
½ lb. butter
4 oz. sugar
½ oz. caraways
1 glass white wine
Beat it well and bake in a quick oven.
3 cups flour
½ pound butter (soften in microwave for 15-20 seconds)
½ cups sugar
6 oz. white wine
Grease and flour a 9-inch round cake pan.
In large bowl, cream softened butter and sugar. Mix well. Whisk eggs individually until frothy and then add one at a time of mixture. Add wine.
In another bowl sift flour and then add caraway seed. Mix ingredients with butter and sugar mixture.
Put in 9” round cake pan and bake for 75 minutes at 375 F.
The Nova-Scotia Almanac 1820 by Pythagoras includes a "Collection of Highly Approved and Valuable Receipts, for Domestic Economy" with recipes for soups, cakes, wines, preservatives, and pickles.
Page 1: Good Family Soup, A la mode Beef, Nutritious Broth, Beef Tea
Page 2: Good Pound Cake, Common Cake, Red Currant Wine, Orange Wine, Ginger Wine, Blackberry Wine, British Champagne
Page 3: Excellent Punch, Cherries in Brandy, Cherry Jam, Currant Jam, Black or Red Currant Jelly, Raspberry Jam, Peppermint Drops, to keep Currants, Excellent Stomachic
Page 4: Excellent Stomachic, White Wine Whey, Barley Water, Red Cabbage Pickles, Walnuts Pickles, Young Cucumbers Pickles, Walnut Ketchup, Mushroom Ketchup
Reference: Library Nova Scotia Archives Microfilm 3290