Raspberry Shortcake

Where is it from?

Recipe book by unknown contributors, 1940-1960, from the State Library of NSW. (Ref: MLMSS 9293)

http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=1031499

What’s the story?

This recipe book appears to have had several anonymous authors over time but contains a World War II ration card made out to ‘S. Barnham, 10 Iliffe St’ from a butcher in Bexley, NSW. It came into the State Library in 2009 via an unknown donor.

Let’s make it  

Beat ¼ cup of butter, ½ cup sugar to a cream. Add 1 egg beat well then add 1 cup of Self Raising flour and mix thoroughly. Spread on baking sheet and cover with a layer of raspberry jam. Beat 1 egg with ½ cup of sugar then add 1 cup of cocoanut. Spread over jam and bake in a moderate over (180° C) for 20 minutes.

Citation:

MLMSS 9293: Recipe book ca. 1940, by unknown with handwritten recipes, news cuttings and ration card – Bexley, NSW.

http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=1031499

Raspberry Shortcake