Saturday, November 17, 2007
'Nerva's Armistice day' cake was a recipe featured in the Guardian for Rememberance day.
"On November 11 1918, in Medicine Lodge, Kansas, my grandmother Nerva Overstreet turned three years old. Her oldest brother had been called up to fight in the war, and her mother hadn’t made a cake for Nerva’s birthday. When the armistice was announced, she made this cake from ingredients she had on hand to celebrate. She later wrote the recipe down on a card, which my grandmother still keeps in her recipe box."