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Author Leach, Helen, author.

Title The Twelve Cakes of Christmas [electronic resource] : An evolutionary history, with recipes / Helen Leach.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Otago University Press, [2019]


Description 1 online resource (192 pages)
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Summary Many popular recipes come from lineages that can be traced back for decades, even centuries. Festive cakes have been made in December for at least two thousand years. Using archaeological evidence and ancient books, the authors define the key ingredients of the cakes that would eventually be served on Twelfth Night, at the end of the Christmas season. From 17th century English cookbooks, they identify recipes that would have been made as twelfth cakes, full of expensive ingredients like raisins, almonds, sweet wine and candied peel, but made like fruit-breads, with yeast.
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Subject Christmas cakes -- History.
Christmas cakes -- New Zealand.
Christmas cakes.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Browne, Mary, 1940- illustrator.
Inglis, Raelene, 1955-
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Other Form: Print version: Leach, Helen May Keedwell. Twelve cakes of Christmas. Dunedin, N.Z. : Otago University Press, 2011 9781877578199 (OCoLC)761965663 (DLC) 2012392164
ISBN 9780947522698 (epub)
Standard No. 9780947522698

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