1796 Honey Gingerbread

Jonathan Townsend

Posted on March 07 2017

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

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

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