(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
3oz soft brown sugar
2 large eggs
7oz Self-raising flour
2oz icing sugar
2 teaspoons water
Put honey, butter, sugar and water into a pan.
Heat gently until melted - remove from heat.
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
Mix together icing sugar, honey and water to form a smooth paste.
Trickle over cake.
*all measures in imperial Anglo-Saxon....