We’ve had many viewers ask for 18th Century German recipes, but we couldn’t because we lack the expertise to translate the old cookbooks. Thanks to Kayla and Karen at Old Salem Museums and Gardens, who are presently translating two period German cookbooks, we can finally bring you some delicious German food! This recipe comes from “The Economical Handbook For The Housewife” printed in 1795.
Sometimes while doing research for 18th Century Cooking we run into a recipe that is a little confusing and sometimes controversial. Kevin joins Jon in the kitchen today to make a Crumpet recipe from 1769. This recipe could easily be mistaken for other “biscuit” dishes, but we assure you, this is a Crumpet. A very delicious Crumpet!
We have an unusual episode today featuring three very special guests! The talented folks at Genesee Country Village & Museum in Mumford, NY, demonstrate for us the early 19th-century process of making bread using barm, or yeast, from the local brewery. GCV&M is a premiere historic site that we can’t recommend enough. Historical interpreters Peggy Roll and Brian Nagel clearly demonstrate the important relationship between baker and brewer. In addition, interpreter Pat Mead provides excellent historical insight into the importance this western region of New York played in early wheat production. Enjoy!
We are preparing today’s recipe at Conner Prairie, a premiere historic site located in Fisher’s Indiana. Today Ms. Barker joins us to prepare a loaf of “Rye and Indian Bread” baked in a earthen oven. This is a delicious bread recipe that we highly recommend! Be sure to visit Conner Prairie’s website!
This is the first video in a short series on baking in a “Bake Kettle” or Dutch Oven. Today we experiment with getting this utensil to the correct temperature for baking. We finish the video off by baking a loaf of bread. The Dutch oven was perfectly suited for use on the frontier. One can fry in it, make stews and soups with it, as well as bake in it. While the first two cooking methods are fairly easy, baking with a Dutch oven can be a little intimidating. With a few hints and a little experimentation and practice, baking in this 18th-century pot can be easy and rewarding.
We’ve tried many recipes from various 18th century cookbooks, but every now and again one rises above the rest. Today’s featured dish is one of these exceptional recipes. It’s found in Amelia Simmons’ 1796 cookbook, “American Cookery.”
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We continue our holiday meal series with recipes from Amelia Simmons 1796 collection, “American Cookery.” In this episode, we followup our roasted turkey with a savory stuffing recipe (out-of-the-bird), as well as a wonderfully easy and delicious cranberry jelly. As an added bonus, we’ll show you just how easy it is to use the cranberry jelly to make an incredible cranberry tart.