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Jelly Cake

Militia books are a most unlikely place to find recipes but Nova Scotia Archives has hand written recipes in a Military Order Book and in a published Militia Laws book. The Military Order Book, Horton, Kings County, Nova Scotia Militia, 1812-1829, contains recipes for Cornwall cake, ginger snaps, sugar snaps, fruit cake, mince pie, apple cake, bread pudding and many others following the last militia entry in 1829.

Date: ca. 1830

Reference: Nova Scotia Military Nova Scotia Archives  RG 22 vol. 13

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