Category Archives: Recipe

Tiny Purses – Date Turnovers

This recipe is a date turnover from a 1596 cookbook called “The Good Housewife’s Jewel” called Tiny Purses. 2 cups Dates stoned 1 cup Raisins or Currants 1 tbsp. Suet or Coconut Oil 1 tsp. Ginger 1 tsp. Cinnamon 2 … Continue reading

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Barley Gruel

This recipe for Barley Gruel comes from John Knots 1724 cookbook called “The Cooks and Confectioners Dictionary”. 3 oz. Barley 1 qt. Water 4 oz. Currants or Raisins 3 Egg Yolks 10 oz. Cream 1 cup White Wine or Sparkling … Continue reading

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Oxford Kate’s Sausage Recipe

Today Michael Dragoo is helping us with an Oxford Kate sausage recipe from Martha Washington’s cookbook. Martha Washington believes this should have been called Oxford Gate sausages after a tavern located near the north gate in Oxford but may have … Continue reading

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Lemon Minced Pie

Our recipe today comes from Maria Rundell’s 1808 cookbook, “A New System of Domestic Cookery.” This is a recipe for a minced pie, but it’s a little different. It’s got a different twist on it. It’s a lemon minced pie. … 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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White Pot Bread Pudding

White pot is a sweet, buttery, bready, custard type bread pudding originating from 18th century Devon in southwest England. The term white pot simply means white pudding. Recipes for white pot changed very little over the years and between regions. … Continue reading

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No-Knead French Bread

There is a bread baking technique that has been floating around the internet since about 2007, but it’s not a new idea, it’s been around for hundreds of years. A very simple dough with high moisture content that is baked … Continue reading

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