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Cumberland Elderberry Cake
Tue 5-Jun-12
3:04 pm
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Toffeeapple
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Ingredients:

Elderberries, sugar and half a pound of shortcrust pastry.

Method:

Roll out the pastry and line a pie plate with it.  Fill with elderberries and sugar to taste and bake in a hot oven.  When cool spread with a very thin layer of white icing.

Taken from a book given to me in 1976 titled Lakeland Cookery.  

I'm wondering how you know what your taste would be for the berries and sugar... 

I'll try that again!

Tue 5-Jun-12
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I quite like the elderberry taste, but seems an odd recipe

Tue 5-Jun-12
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That is exactly what I thought Janet but I suspect that it goes back to what we had in our kitchens at the time.  It is certainly not in my Mother's Welsh repertoire.

I'll try that again!

Sat 9-Jun-12
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Elderberries pair very well with blackberries so maybe try a half and half to be safe?

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