A Conversation for Cake Recipes

Pepper Cake

Post 1

Moving On

smiley - erm why is this called Pepper Cake?

It hasn't got any pepper listed as an ingredient - and it doesn't sound *that* spicy/hot to me. Just a bit gummity.


Pepper Cake

Post 2

Titania (gone for lunch)

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.


Pepper Cake

Post 3

Titania (gone for lunch)

Oh, and cardamom.


Pepper Cake

Post 4

Moving On

Thanks!
smiley - ok


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