Category Archives: 1700’s

A 200-Year Old Chicken Salad Recipe

This recipe is called a French Salad and it comes from Maria Rundell’s 1808 cookbook, “A New System of Domestic Cookery”, but even though it is a 19th century recipe, it is very similar to a number of different 18th … 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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1796 Beef Steak Pie

Today we are doing a savory Beef Steak Pie using our Dutch oven. This recipe comes from Amelia Simmons’s 1796 cookbook American Cookery. Puff Paste Pie Crust ¼ pound Butter 2 pounds Shoulder Beef Roast White Onion Salt Pepper Flour … Continue reading

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A Simple Recipe for on the Trail

“To make Norfolk dumplings, mix a good thick batter as for pancakes, take a half a pint of milk, 2 eggs, a little salt, make it into a batter with flour. Have ready a clean saucepan of water boiling into … Continue reading

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18th Century Cornbread

For common people in 18th century Great Britain and the American colonies, there were three main dietary pillars, bread, porridge, and ale. People depended on these three things for survival. While there were many similarities between English cooking and that … Continue reading

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Hasty Fritters

Here’s a recipe that was apparently popular enough that it was copied almost verbatim in several 18th century cook books. It’s a recipe for fritters. A fritter, also occasionally called a fraze, was a fried pastry, like a doughnut. They were … Continue reading

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18th and Early 19th Century Cookbooks: Searchable, and FREE.

We have a modest collection of cookbooks, both old and modern, as well as secondary resources related to the topic 18th century cooking here in my office. I appreciate being able to read other people’s interpretations of the old recipes, to see … Continue reading

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