Morte d'Arthur - chapter cxviii. Sir Thomas Malory (c1405-1471)
I substituted self raising flour for the plain, and the rind of 1/2 a lemon plus a tablespoon of juice for the lemon essence. I then weighed the mixture and divided it into 3x10z portions. I baked the cakes for about 20 minutes at 170c and then sandwiched them together with an almond flavoured butter cream filling. It was scrummy!
‘May in the Green Wode’ - Anonymous 15th century poem.