Election Day used to be a lot more fun. In late 18th and early 19th century America, it was a festive holiday, featuring parades, dancing, and lots of food and drink. The culinary highlight was a sweetened, fruit-filled yeast bread called election cake. This cake seems to have originated in Hartford, Connecticut, although it is really a descendant of the English “great cakes” […]

via Election Cake — Revolutionary Pie

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