obscurelittlebird:Incorrect Quotes: Jane Eyre (15/?) - obscurelittlebird: Incorrect Quotes: Jane Eyre (15/?)
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If you want to more more about the cake, ingredients, recipe, etc. check the post. And, if your taste is more on the mince pies (also mentioned on the novel) you can read The Little Library Café.In one of the first bright spots in the novel Miss Temple invites Helen and Jane for tea, and shows the young girls true kindness: “[...] she got up, unlocked a drawer, and taking from it a parcel wrapped in paper, disclosed presently to our eyes a good-sized seed-cake. "(...)According to Andrea Broomfield in her book Food and Cooking In Victorian England: A History, seed cakes originated in East Anglia in the 16th Century where they were traditionally served during the harvest time. Caraway seeds were also thought to aid in digestion, so this cake was served after large meals. It became most popular during the Victorian age and was frequently served with tea. It was usually flavored with some kind of spirit, such as Madeira wine or brandy, was nicknamed a “keeping cake” because it didn’t spoil easily.