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Lardy Cake and Pasty Bonanza by Matt
July 14, 2008, 4:15 pm
Filed under: Blogroll

Lardy cake, also known as Lardy bread, Lardy Johns, Dough cake or Fourses cake is a traditional bread from England.
The main ingredients are lard (specifically freshly rendered pork lard), flour, sugar, spices, currants and raisins.
Lardy cake can be eaten any time of day as a snack, but is most commonly consumed in the afternoon with a beverage
such as tea or coffee. Lardy cakes are very rich and sweet and eaten traditionally for
special occasions—in particular, high days and holidays and harvest festivals.

As reported by author Elizabeth David, a Hampshire cookbook advises that the cake be turned upside down after
baking “so the lard can soak through.” It is theoretically possible to substitute butter, but as Mrs David puts it:
“How could they be Lardy cakes without lard?”


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