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This recipe was requested on the bulletin board. Nelson Squares 8 ozs white bread, crusts removed 1/2 pint milk 4 ozs currants, raisins 2 ozs mixed peel, finely chopped 2 ozs suet 2 ozs demarara sugar 1 to 2 level teaspoons mixed spice (allspice) 1 egg beaten 2 pastry sheets Soak bread in milk for about 1/2 an hour and beat out lumps. Add dried fruit, peel, suet, sugar and spice. Mix well, add the egg and a little extra milk, if required. Put mixture between 2 layers of pastry. Bake in oven at 180 C (350F), Mark 4, for 1/2 to 2 hours. Sprinkle with sugar before serving. The peel may be replaced by an extra 2 ozs dried fruit, if you prefer.

Nelson Squares


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(posted August 10, 2006)

This recipe was requested on the bulletin board.

Nelson Squares

8 ozs white
bread, crusts removed
1/2 pint
milk
4 ozs currants, raisins
2 ozs mixed
peel, finely chopped
2 ozs suet
2 ozs demarara
sugar
1 to 2 level teaspoons mixed spice (
allspice)
1
egg beaten
2
pastry sheets

Soak
bread in milk for about 1/2 an hour and beat out lumps. Add dried fruit, peel, suet, sugar and spice. Mix well, add the egg and a little extra milk, if required.

Put mixture between 2 layers of
pastry.

Bake in oven at 180 C (350F), Mark 4, for 1/2 to 2 hours.

Sprinkle with
sugar before serving. The peel may be replaced by an extra 2 ozs dried fruit, if you prefer.


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+5 comments


from plymouth devon, United Kingdom wrote:0  0

excellent recpices will tell others thanks
5 starsDecember 8, 2012


from Cornwall, United Kingdom wrote:0  2

Warren's sell these now, around Christmas time, but they use shortbread instead of pastry, and whatever's inside the shortbread definately isn't right!

This recipe is much more like Gran used to make. Thanks!
5 starsDecember 3, 2008


from Plymouth, United Kingdom wrote:10  0

Thanks for this recipe. Good to see some British traditions are still thriving. We must not let them go!!
5 starsSeptember 29, 2007


from Plymouth, United Kingdom wrote:1  1

This is just how my Grandma used to make it. She was born in 1898.
5 starsSeptember 25, 2007


from Plymouth, United Kingdom wrote:4  10

excellent recipe, just how I remember it.
5 starsSeptember 13, 2007


 
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