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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

Honey Cake

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

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....


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