A Conversation for Cake Recipes
Moving On Started conversation Aug 16, 2009
Titania (gone for lunch) Posted Aug 17, 2009
There are two explanations why it's called pepper cake:
1. During the Middle/Dark Ages the recipe did actually include pepper.
2. 'Pepper' was used as a common name for any kind of 'foreign' spices. The recipes I've seen myself usually contain cinnamon and ginger as well.
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