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1824 English Gingerbread

Today’s episode features another recipe that ties into our Chemical Leaving Discussion. Although this is a newer recipe than most of our others, it is a great example of early Chemical Leavening.
RECIPE: Start with two cups of flour and stir in two teaspoons of powdered ginger. Mix in one cup of warmed “Light” or “Barbados” molasses. Divide a few tablespoons of milk evenly, and with half of it, dissolve 3/4 teaspoon of pearl ash. In the other half, dissolve one teaspoon of alum. Bake in a well buttered pan or tin for 15 minutes at 400 degrees.

Chemical Leaving Discussion – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_ozzlKJivA&list=PL4e4wpjna1vySZZLECS0Z7dABedvx2-pe

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American Potash Cake

Today’s episode is another companion piece to our Chemical Leavening Discussion. It’s a recipe found in a letter to the editor in the Monthly Magazine (London) in 1799 — a very early account of using Potash as a leavening agent. Recipe: Start with a pound of Rye flour and rub in 4 ounces of pork lard. In a seperate bowl, mix a cup of sour milk and 4 ounces of Light or Barbados molasses. in a seperate bowl, dissolve 1/2 teaspoon of Pearl Ash in 1/4 cup of water. Add this to your milk mixture, stir, and quickly add to your flour. Blend well, turn out onto a floured surface, then roll out to 1/2 or 3/4 an inch thick. Cut to any shape you wish, and bake in a 400 degree oven for 16 – 18 minutes.

Chemical Leaving Discussion – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_ozzlKJivA&list=PL4e4wpjna1vySZZLECS0Z7dABedvx2-pe

Pearl Ash – http://www.townsends.us/pearl-pa949-p-1436.html

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1796 Honey Gingerbread

It’s another wonderful dish from Amelia Simmons – American Cookery. Gingerbread in the 18th Century! This is an accompanying cooking episode to our Early Chemical Leavening video series. RECIPE: Start with 3 1/2 cups of flour. Add to this 1 tablespoon of ginger, 1 tablespoon of cinnamon, 3 tablespoons of diced candied orange peel, and 1/3 cup of white sugar. In a seperate bowl, beat one egg well and mix in 2/3 a cup of honey. Measure out 1 1/4 cups of sour milk and completely dissolve 1/2 teaspoon of Pearl Ash into it. Add this to your honey and egg mixture, then add to your flour. Turn out onto a floured surface, knead, then roll out to 1/2 or 3/4 inch. Cut in any shape you like, and bake for 25 minutes at 325 degrees.

Chemical Leaving Discussion – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_ozzlKJivA&list=PL4e4wpjna1vySZZLECS0Z7dABedvx2-pe

Cookbook: Amelia Simmons, American Cookery – http://www.townsends.us/american-cookery-cookbook-bk626-p-1419.html

Tin Kitchen – http://www.townsends.us/kitchen-reflector-oven-tk726-p-1364.html

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Early American Christmas Cookie

Today we prepare a tasty treat from Amelia Simmons – American Cookery.

Cookbook: Amelia Simmons, American Cookery – http://www.townsends.us/american-cookery-cookbook-bk626-p-1419.html

Pearl Ash – http://www.townsends.us/pearl-pa949-p-1436.html

Reflector Oven – http://www.townsends.us/kitchen-reflector-oven-tk726-p-1364.html

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1796 Holiday Feast

Today we get together and sample all the wonderful holiday dishes we’ve been preparing over the last several weeks! All the recipes here are from Amelia Simmons – American Cookery.

Cookbook: Amelia Simmons, American Cookery – http://www.townsends.us/american-cookery-cookbook-bk626-p-1419.html

Turkey Episode

Bread Stuffing Episode

Sweet Potato Episode

Indian Pudding Episode

Pumpkin Pie Episode

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Pumpkin Pie 18th

A delicious Pumpkin Pie from Amelia Simmons – American Cookery.

Cookbook: Amelia Simmons, American Cookery – http://www.townsends.us/american-cookery-cookbook-bk626-p-1419.html

Wooden Masher – http://www.townsends.us/handcrafted-wooden-masher-s3270-p-1421.html

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Indian Pudding

A tasty Indian pudding from Amelia Simmons – American Cookery.

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Sweet Potato Pudding

Today we prepare a delicious pudding using Sweet Potatoes, a perfect addition to our holiday feast! Join us as we continue our holiday meal series with recipes from Amelia Simmons 1796 collection, “American Cookery.”

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Bread Stuffing and Cranberry Sauce

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.

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Holiday Turkey

This is part 1 of a 6 part series that focuses on recipes from Amelia Simmons’ 1796 cookbook, “American Cookery.” The dishes we’ve selected are perfect for the holiday season. We’ll bring all the dishes in this series together in the final episode for a holiday feast! In this episode, we demonstrate how to truss a bird and use a reflector oven along with cooking a chicken by hanging it on a string by the fire.

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