Today is my grandmother’s birthday, and she is 87-years-old! A child of the roaring 20s, she was born in Jersey City, N.J., where she still lives. A notoriously sensitive eater, this jam-and-butter cake is something she could actually nibble at and enjoy enormously. I wish I could send a large piece (with whipped cream, bien sur) winging speedily across the country to her. Instead, I shall only call, and eat a piece of it myself, in silent celebration.
[Happy Birthday, Nanny. ]