Discovering Groaning Cake
By Ami McKay, Author &c. on May 12, 2012
I've never had a baby, but I can imagine that if I did, I would definitely want someone to bake me a cake, probably before, after, and during delivery! Just in time for Mother's Day, author Ami McKay offers this recipe, which has its origins way back in history, for a cake made to serve right around the time a woman gives birth. It's a fascinating story, and a recipe too good to save just for birthdays!
Recipe for Groaning Cake
The tradition of the groaning cake, or kimbly at (or following) a birth is an ancient one. Wives’ tales say that the scent of a groaning cake being baked in the birth house helps to ease the mother’s pain. Some say if a mother breaks the eggs while she’s aching, her labour won’t last as long.
Image Credit: Ami McKay, used by permission.
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