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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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Tasty Fish Cakes

Soldiers in the 18th century were given rations of meat, either pork or beef, salt or fresh. Something else that they were given sometimes was fish, salted fish. So here we’ve got some salted cod we’re going to cook up … Continue reading

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Salt Pork Hash

Salt Pork Onion Parboiled Potatoes Milk Allspice Our hash is a fairly simple dish. Take some finely diced salt pork browned up with some onion and a couple of parboiled or already boiled potatoes. Dice and mash the potatoes. Mix … Continue reading

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Cooking Ash Cakes

It was very common for soldiers in the 18th century, especially when they were on the march, to be issued their rations several days ahead of time. They would be issued several days of their bread ration, and because they … Continue reading

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Hard Dumplings a Soldiers Treat

When cooking a modern recipe with a dozen ingredients in a well stocked kitchen with a stove, eight pans, twenty spoons of various sizes, dozens of mixing bowls and every other convenience, I can’t help but look back to poor … Continue reading

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