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Baking Simple Gingerbread

Gingerbread was a favorite treat in the 18th and 19th centuries. Many vendors sold it in the streets and markets. Many believe gingerbread possesses special medicinal properties, so it was even used to treat things like the sniffles. 2 cups … Continue reading

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1824 English Gingerbread

The recipe I’m making today is what’s called a light gingerbread from John Cook’s 1824 cookbook, Cooking and Confectionary. 2 cups flour 2 tsp. powdered ginger 1 cup Light or Barbados Molasses warmed 2 tbsp. Milk divided evenly ¾ tsp Pearl … Continue reading

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1796 Honey Gingerbread

This honey cake recipe is from Amelia Simmons’ 1796 cookbook, American Cookery. It is probably what we would think of as gingerbread today. 3 ½ cups Flour 1 tbsp. Ginger 1 tbsp. Cinnamon 3 tbsp. Diced Candied Orange Peel 1/3 … Continue reading

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The Best Bread Pudding Yet

The Best Bread Pudding yet from The Primitive Cookery Cookbook 1767 is a very simple bread pudding to make. Bread Pudding ¾ cup Flour 1 cup Bread Crumbs 4 oz. Raisins or Currants 2 tbsps. Sugar ½ tsp. ground Ginger … Continue reading

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Quaking Pudding

Quaking pudding is much more like the modern day pudding idea that we have in our heads. . It is definitely different than the plum pudding. The ratios are much different, a lot less flour and a lot more liquid … Continue reading

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Simple Apple Pudding

So I haven’t found much about soldiers doing boiled puddings yet, but there is a piece in Joseph Plum Martin’s book about soldiers coming and stealing a woman’s food, including her pudding, bag and all. There are many period recipes … Continue reading

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“To Boyle a Trout”

This recipe is from Martha Washington’s Booke of Cookery and Booke of Sweetmeats transcribed by Karen Hess. The original recipe reads: Cut ye trout in pieces, then boyle it in white wine, sum butter, as much salt as will season … Continue reading

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Puddings in Haste!

In the 18th century, puddings were once a culinary staple of much of the western world. Many types existed but most called for long cooking times. Hasty puddings (or as they were often called “puddings in haste”) became popular for … Continue reading

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Please Bring Back the Puddings!

I recently ran across online portions of an interesting book, edited by Harlan Walker, titled Disappearing Foods: Studies in Foods and Dishes at Risk (Prospect Books, 1995). The book includes an article written by Mary Wallace Kelsey called “The Pudding Club and … Continue reading

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18th Century Pasties, Part Two

As I began my quest to understand the 18th century pasty, I figured the first thing I needed to do was to leave behind all of my modern notions of what they were. I needed to travel light, leaving plenty … Continue reading

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