*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                                Honey Cakes
 Recipe By     : A taste of Baking pg 145
 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    8      tablespoons   butter
    4      cups          flour
    3      tablespoons   superfine sugar
    2      tablespoons   honey
    1 1/2  baking        powder
    1      egg yolk      
    1      full egg      plus the white -- lightly beaten
    1      cup           milk
           Honey         Topping**********
    1      cup           heather honey
    3      tablespoons   almonds, blanched -- ground
 To make about twenty-four 2 inch cakes .
 This recipe is dates from 1872. An alternative finish is to serve these light
 littles cakes hot with warm honey.
 In a bowl, rub the butter into the flour. In another bowl, beat the egg yolks
 into the milk.
 In a saucepan over low heat, gently heat the sugar and honey,stirring then
 until they are well mixed.Then stir in the baking powder.
 Alternately add the honey mixture and the milk mixture to the butter and
 flour, mixing the ingredients very well. Add a pinch of salt and mix again.Put
 the resulting dough on a floured board roll it very lightly to a thickness of
 about 1/2 inch.
 Cut out about 24 rounds. Place the rounds on a buttered baking sheet and bake
 in a preheated oven for about 20 minutes, or until they are lightly browned.
 Remove cakes to a rack of the cakes. Put the rack of cakes into a very cool
 250 F oven for no longer then five minutes to set. The cakes may be served
 either hot or cold.
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