Wiebe's wiggly cake

Yield: 12 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 cups Brown sugar
2 cups Milk
6 tablespoons Butter
1½ cup Raisins
2 teaspoons Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Cloves
1 teaspoon Nutmeg
½ cup Prepared worms
3 cups White flour
2 teaspoons Baking soda
2 teaspoons Baking powder
2 xes Eggs

Directions: To prepare worms (Red Wiggler earthworm) place them in peat moss for 12-14 hours to clean out grit. Then rinse in clear water and plunge into boiling water flavoured with a bit of lemon.

Remove worms after 2 mins., and repeat plunge into boiling water twice more for 2 min. with fresh pot of water and lemon each time.

Drain thoroughly,spread on a flat tin,and bake for 10 min. at 350 degrees. Results look like shoelaces and store well. to make cake: Combine eggs, sugar, and butter in a bowl. Beat until fluffy. Add spices, baking powder and baking soda and flour alternately with milk while beating continuously. Add raisins and worms. Makes 2 loaf pans or one 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes or until done. Recipe by Mrs.Linda Wiebe,Cambridge,Ontario. Winner of a competition pro- moting the use of worms in cooking Printed in Issue #13 Harrowsmith Magazine, 1978

Liz Parkinson

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