I recently inherited my grandmother’s recipe box. It includes 100’s of recipes, some from people I remember hearing about in my childhood. I went through it eagerly to discover something new. I pulled out 33 to try and passed on the box to my daughter Nicole, who is thrilled to treasure them too.
One recipe stood out for me among the pack. It was for Scripture Cake. Follow Solomon’s prescription for making a good boy and you will have a good cake. Proverbs 23:13-14, Don’t fail to discipline your children. They won’t die if you spank them. Physical discipline may well save them from death.
I haven’t made the cake yet and I will probably leave out the figs or add in pecans maybe.
|4.5 cups flour||1 Kings 4:22||The daily food requirements for Solomon’s palace were 150 bushels of choice flour and 300 bushels of meal|
|1.5 cups butter||Judges 5:25||Sisera asked for water, and she gave him milk. In a bowl fit for nobles, she brought him yogurt.|
|2 cups sugar||Jeremiah 6:20||There’s no use offering me sweet frankincense from Sheba. Keep your fragrant calamus imported from distant lands! I will not accept your burnt offerings. Your sacrifices have no pleasing aroma for me.|
|2 cups raisins||1 Samuel 30:12||They also gave him part of a fig cake and two clusters of raisins, for he hadn’t had anything to eat or drink for three days and nights. Before long his strength returned.|
|2 cups figs||Nahum 3:12||All your fortresses will fall. They will be devoured like the ripe figs that fall into the mouths of those who shake the trees.|
|1 cup almonds||Numbers 17:8||When he went into the Tabernacle of the Covenant the next day, he found that Aaron’s staff, representing the tribe of Levi, had sprouted, budded, blossomed, and produced ripe almonds!|
|2 tbsp honey||1 Samuel 14:25||Even though they had all found honeycomb on the ground in the forest.|
|Spices||2 Chronicles 9:9||Then she gave the king a gift of 9,000 pounds of gold, great quantities of spices and precious jewels. Never before had there been spices as fine as those the queen of Sheba gave to King Solomon.|
|6 eggs||Jeremiah 17:11||Like a partridge that hatches eggs she has not laid, so are those who get their wealth by unjust means. At midlife they will lose their riches; in the end, they will become poor old fools.|
|Salt||Leviticus 2:13||Season all your grain offerings with salt to remind you of God’s eternal covenant. Never forget to add salt to your grain offerings.|
|Half cup milk||Judges 4:19||“Please give me some water,” he said. “I’m thirsty.” So she gave him some milk from a leather bag and covered him again.|
|2 tsp baking powder||Amos 4:5||Present your bread made with yeast as an offering of thanksgiving. Then give your extra voluntary offerings so you can brag about it everywhere! This is the kind of thing you Israelites love to do,” says the Sovereign Lord.|