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Michael Caswell

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Navvies Wedding Cake
« on: April 29, 2020, 12:01:53 pm »
Navvies were the laborers who built the railways and canal systems in England and the USA.  So this particular 'cake' would have been common around the canal system.

Here is an article on its history

Interesting to see that this type of 'cake' dates back to Roman times, and the inclusion of raisins ans sweeteners to bread was a common thing. It was probably the precursor to my Gt Uncles famous Lardy Cake and being in Wiltshire, the home of Bacon curing, lard was introduced to the mix.

Here's a recipe, but there are many variations so check them out on Google.