From the Liverpool School of Cookery Recipe Book (1911), apparently produced after ‘constant requests’ for a book of recipes used at the School. The book was described as being “most valuable to young housekeepers, containing recipes most needed under all conditions and circumstances of everyday life”.
Method: Rub the shortening into the flour, add the rest of the dried ingredients and mix well. Mix a little milk with the yolks of eggs and stir in, add more milk gradually till the mixture, though stiff, is moist enough to be beaten. Give a quick, vigorous beating, then mix in very lightly the frothed whites. Bake in a moderate oven about 2 hours.