When my son was small, about 6 or 7 years old, he enjoyed eating honey. One day, he suggested making cakes using it and so we came up with the following recipe, which we called Nectar Cakes.
Here is the recipe.
Shortcrust pastry (Home made or bought.)
125g runny honey
Roll out the pastry and cut rounds. Place one pastry round in each hole of a bun tin.
Put all the other ingredients into a food processor and blend on high power until creamy.
Put spoonfuls of the mixture into the pastry cases and bake in the oven at 180C for about 15 minutes.
When I was writing my Wolves of Vimar books, Carthinal decided he would enjoy these cakes, and so I had Lillora, Mabryl’s housekeeper, make them. (Mabryl is Carthinal’s teacher of magic.) Carthinal was not above creeping into the kitchen and stealing a few when Lillora wasn’t looking.
In the book that I’m currently editing (Immortal’s Death. Book 4 of The Wolves of Vimar series) Randa, one of the companions who call themselves Wolf, is also partial to these cakes.
I must admit that I don’t blame either one of them. They are yummy, if a bit heavy in the honey.
If you would like to find more recipes from my friends and family, check out Viv’s Family Recipes.
There are a few ancient recipes there as well as modern ones. These give us an insight into how people lived in the early 20th Century. Also the book contains snippets of information about the various recipes and the people who gave them to me.
At the end, there are a few Hints and Tips from the early 20th Century, too. (There were more in the original book I took these from, but many were possible dangerous, so I didn’t include them!) As well as some ancient remedies for coughs and sore throats.
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If you make these cakes, I would be delighted to hear what you think about them, and possibly see a picture of how they turned out. Leave your comments in the comments box.