Friday, October 27, 2017

#FoodwaysFriday - Tide Water Annie

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At the Port Blandford booklet launch, Calvin Efford of the heritage society mentioned the Tide Water Annie recipe. A couple of days later, he emailed me to explain the origins of this recipe:

"The recipe came to Port Blandford via Terra Nova Park. While constructing the road through the park in the late 1950’s, one of the cooks for the construction workers was named Annie, believed to be from Nova Scotia. She was noted for her dark raisin cake and the camp was at Tide Waters (a hill) near the eastern entrance to the park, overlooking Clode Sound.  Thus the name Tide Water Annie."

If you would like to make Tide Water Annie, here is the recipe:

4 cups Raisins
3 cups Hot Water
1 tsp Salt
1.5 tsp Cinnamon
1.5 tsp Nutmeg
1 tsp Cloves
3 cups Brown Sugar
.5 lb Butter
1 pk Cherries

Boil all the above ingredients, for 20 minutes. Let cool. Add 5.5 cups of Flower, 3 tsp Baking Soda, 3 tsp Vanilla or Lemon Flavouring. Bake 2.5 to 3 hrs.

-Katie Harvey

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