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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Salt-cake the crude sodium sulphate occurring as a by-product in the manufacture of hydrochloric acid
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sealt; cf. Ger. salz, also L. sal, Gr. hals.


In literature:

RECIPE FOR AN ASH-CAKE Take a lot of water and add to it a lot of coarse Indian-meal and about a quarter of a lot of salt.
"A Tramp Abroad, Complete" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The dinner of the slaves consisted of a huge piece of ash cake, and a small piece of pork, or two salt herrings.
"My Bondage and My Freedom" by Frederick Douglass
I'm caked with salt from head to foot.
"The Woman-Haters" by Joseph C. Lincoln
I answer, They conduce, as salt does to victuals; or water to barley cakes.
"Essays and Miscellanies" by Plutarch
There stood salt meat and bacon by themselves, and there were fish-cakes.
"The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2" by Roald Amundsen
RECIPE FOR AN ASH-CAKE Take a lot of water and add to it a lot of coarse Indian-meal and about a quarter of a lot of salt.
"A Tramp Abroad" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Refreshments should consist of delicate sandwiches, assorted cakes and wafers, salted almonds, confections and tea.
"Book of Etiquette, Volume 2" by Lillian Eichler Watson
In one place above there are cakes of salt one inch and a half thick, a convincing proof that this is supplied by springs.
"Explorations in Australia, The Journals of John McDouall Stuart" by John McDouall Stuart
If cakes are to be baked the next day, retain 1/2 cupful of the batter, to which may be added flour, milk, salt, and molasses.
"Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 1" by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
On the completion of this part of the ceremony, the company partook of a cake made of flour, salt, and water.
"Woman: Man's Equal" by Thomas Webster
They also brought salted fish and cakes made of fresh flour.
"De Orbe Novo, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Trans. by Francis Augustus MacNutt
When the milk and water are lukewarm add the yeast cake and salt.
"Mary at the Farm and Book of Recipes Compiled during Her Visit among the "Pennsylvania Germans"" by Edith M. Thomas
Sometimes salted and half-dried, or made into little cakes with rum and sugar.
"The Complete Book of Cheese" by Robert Carlton Brown
The weight of salt cake per charge (i.e., contained in each charge of salt cake, limestone, mud, and slack) is 8 tons 12 cwt.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 620, November 19,1887" by Various
In one pint of tepid water she dissolved a half-tablespoonful of salt and half a yeast cake.
"Holiday Stories for Young People" by Various
To-day I made acquaintance with the round salt-cakes of Bilma.
"Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 1" by James Richardson
Then there are two cakes, one of refined salt and the other coarse.
"Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 2" by James Richardson
The celebrant sprinkled the victim with wine and salted cake, and made a symbolic gesture with the knife.
"The Religion of Ancient Rome" by Cyril Bailey
Hard fare in plenty, such as salt pork and dough cakes; fat and unleavened bread, with whiskey, is their diet.
"Canada and the Canadians" by Sir Richard Henry Bonnycastle
When this crust is broken cakes of salt adhere to it.
"Geronimo's Story of His Life" by Geronimo

In poetry:

There's the old rocking chair and the kid's rocking horse,
And rock cakes like carbonised coke.
There's a famous rock salt and the Rock of Gibralt,
And the rock that you're on when you're broke.
"A Tale Of The Rockies" by Billy Bennett
Dirty British coaster with a salt-caked smoke stack,
Butting through the Channel in the mad March days,
With a cargo of Tyne coal,
Road-rails, pig-lead,
Firewood, iron-ware, and cheap tin trays.
"Cargoes" by John Masefield
Poor souls they expected to be engulfed every hour,
And to appease their hunger they made dough with salt water and flour;
And made a sort of hard cake placed over a griddle hole,
To satisfy their hunger, which, alas! is hard to thole.
"Wreck of the Schooner 'Samuel Crawford'" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Chang's has expanded its dessert menu with new Sweet Treats, including Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake, Blueberry Cheesecake, Tiramisu, Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch, Chocolate Torte and Pumpkin Cranberry Cake.
Triple-tiered, chocolaty, and smeared with a modest amount of very rich frosting with a hint of salt, the cake at BLUE SMOKE easily wins the prize, with not a speck of mousse or a chocolate chip in sight.
Sift the cake flour, salt and coca together and set aside.
Gradient Cake I love cooking and baking, but I wouldn't call myself "skilled" by any means (even though I do cook a mean chicken pot pie), but I'd be happy to try this gradient cake found on Not without Salt.
In a large bowl, sift together the cake flour, 11/4 cups sugar, baking powder and salt.
Scott Sommerdorf The Salt Lake Tribune Five-year-old Selueni Toko blows out the candles on her birthday cake as Jodi Nagel and her triplets, Genessa, left, Connor and Natalia, right, watch.
From chains to independents, chefs are experimenting with salted caramel in desserts ranging from frozen yogurt to cake.
1 cup sifted cake flour 1½ cups sifted granulated sugar (separated) 12 egg whites, room temperature 1 teaspoon cream of tartar ¼ teaspoon salt 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract 1 ½ teaspoons lemon juice ½ teaspoon almond extract.
My cake this year in the Bake -Off was candy caramel pear, which was a caramel cake with brown sugar, Anjou pears and a salted-caramel cream cheese frosting.
Pumpkin Cake (recipe below) No-Bake Cheesecake (recipe below) Easy Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce (recipe below) Fresh Whipped Cream (recipe below) Ground cinnamon Ground nutmeg.
Four feet of water swamped the hallways and rooms, buckling the linoleum floors and caking the electrical outlets with sea salt.
Joe Biden said the "F-word" in front of an open microphone and we act like he's salt of the earth rather than a drunk uncle who just fell face-first into the groom's cake.
1 Ounce Olive Oil 1 each Black Bean Cake 2 Ounces Red Pepper Coulis 2 Ounce Black Bean Salsa (Warmed) 3 each U-10 Scallops To Taste Salt and Pepper 1 Tablespoon Sour Cream 1 Each Cilantro Sprig.
A salt with a range of sized designed to achieve a low permeability filter cake.
Trout Cake - Smoked Trout 3 pounds -Mayonnaise 1 ½ cups -Red onion, small diced -Scallions 1 cup -Japanese Bread crumbs (panko) 2cup to 2½ cups -Salt & Pepper to taste.