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2tb Bread crumbs
2oz Almonds, ground
1 Lemon Zest (the grated-rind of one lemon)
Boil the milk and bread crumbs and let them stand for 10 minutes. Add the butter, almonds, and sugar. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Put a dessert spoonful of the mixture in the center of the pastry, and bake until golden brown.
It is said that Maids of Honour cakes date from a day in 1525 when Henry VIII saw Maids of Honour for one of his six Queens eating a platter of cakes with such joyous relish that he tried one himself, and found it very good. Another tradition says they were named for Queen Elizabeth's Maids of Honour when she lived at Richmond Palace.
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