I am honoured and delighted that this blog was mentioned by Lynne Rosesetto Kaspar on The Splendid Table today, April 11.
One blog story contributed the trivial question of the day - "What is an ananaetta?"
The answer is HERE.
You could even download the podcast: - the Big Moment comes somewhere near the middle.
Here, in honour of the anaetta that I dont have, is a nice recipe:
Weigh three-quarters of a pound of any odd scraps of bread, crust, or crumb; cut them small and pour on them a pint of boiling water. Let it stand till the water is cool ; then press it out and mash the bread smooth with a spoon; add a teaspoonful of powdered ginger, half a tea-cupful of moist sugar, a quarter of a pound of currants, and a
tea-cupful of milk. Mix well and put into a pie-dish well buttered ; flatten it down with the back of a spoon ; lay some very small bits of butter on the top and bake a nice brown in a moderate oven.
[Puddings and Sweets, 365 receipts, by Lucy Jones, 1877]