More matrimonial cake bliss is ahead…. Share Recipe. Eddie, you’re in for a most fun-loving life together and wish you both matrimonial bliss for a long, healthy and happy vie à deux en amoureux. The layered dessert is baked and cooled before being cut into squares. You always can block or delete cookies by changing your browser settings and force blocking all cookies on this website. It's not 'cos' I happened to paint the Paris pastry map endpapers, but I love this cookbook. If the cooking mixture is too thick, add a little water. Click on the different category headings to find out more. Pat half onto bottom of 9 inch square pan. Cook gently until soft (about 20 minutes). Here in Western Canada they’re sometimes called Matrimonial Cake because of wedding traditions that go back to ancient times that involved cakes and sweetmeats that were crumbled and tossed over the bride and groom’s head for good luck. My cousin, Lindsay, is the life and soul of every family party and at Christmas time, before you know it after Auntie Catherine lights up her homemade Figgy Pudding with brandy, there’s no snoozing by the fire; you can pretty much guarantee being put into a team as Lindsay puts on the entertainment for the rest of the evening with a whole variety of party games, quizzes and prizes. Questions were taboo back in these days but knowing just this now, I’d be dying to know the children’s names.