Wip ymbe
(For a swarm of bees)
Anglo-Saxon metrical charm

Sitte ge, sigewif,
sigad to eordan,
naefre ge wilde
to wude fleogan,
beo ge swa gemindige,


 

Dr Duncan Wright’s

Anglo-Saxon
Honey Cake


Ingredients:*
Cake
6oz honey
5oz butter
3oz soft brown sugar
1tablespoon water
2 large eggs
7oz Self-raising flour
Topping
2oz icing sugar
1tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons water


Method:
Put honey, butter, sugar and water into a pan.
Heat gently until melted - remove from heat.
Cool slightly.
Add beaten eggs and flour and mix thoroughly.
Spoon into a lined 2lb loaf tin or 7inch cake tin

Cook at 180° gas mark 4 for 45 mins
 Test with a wooden skewer.
Cool slightly before turning out onto rack

For topping:
Mix together icing sugar, honey and water to form a smooth paste.
Trickle over cake.
Freezes well

*all measures in imperial Anglo-Saxon....