Clara’s recipe for a light sponge cake

And why not give this a go over the bank holiday weekend for your Jubilee celebrations

D7555/1 page 8To make a light sponge cake

Take seven eggs, leaving out three of the whites, three quarters of a pound of sugar, half a pound of flour, a quarter of a pint of water, which put to the sugar and make it scolding hot, then put in the eggs wisking them very quick for a full hour, then add the flour, a little lemon peel, rose or orange flower water may be added according to your taste.

We certainly want to hear from anyone who tries this recipe and whisks the mixture “very quick for a full hour” – pictures please (to Record.Office@derbyshire.gov.uk).