Mint Julep Recipe. This Mint Julep recipe post is dedicated to those of you who will be enjoying the Kentucky Derby tomorrow! Cheers! More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks May Menu ~1884 Spinage ~1825 Bubble and Squeak ~1855 Source: Miss Corson's Practical American Cookery and Household Management, 1886.
Cocoa Recipe. This cocoa recipe would be a wonderful experiment if you can get your hands on cocoa beans. If anyone can try it out and let us know, please do in the comments below! Ingredients: Cocoa beans, water, milk. More Fun Discoveries How Funny We Feel ~1831 Pumpkin Diet Drink ~1885 Navigating Antique Cookbooks... Continue Reading →
"...And heap the snow upon it!" This looks delicious and calls for experimentation forthwith! Summer Snowballs ~1856 I must confess to a weakness for asparagus in mid-winter…~1893 Choice Teas and Family Groceries ~1867 Source: Mrs. Corwen's American Lady's Cookery Book, 1866.
Spice Gingerbread - Simple, straightforward gingerbread recipe. Caroline F. Frye certainly didn't waste words! What spices would you use? Source: The Salt Lake Herald, December 25, 1889. More Fun Discoveries Soft Gingerbread ~1866 On Persimmons ~1863 Spinning Sugar ~1886
Fortified Eggnog Recipe - 'Tis the season...This eggnog recipe is definitely the adult version. Note the summer twist! More Fun Discoveries Hot Apple Toddy A Toast to Fannie Farmer: Documentary Coffee Monday-With Fish Skin ~1856 Source: Miss Corson's Practical American Cookery and Domestic Economy, 1886.
Coffee for the Temperance Movement. For temperance advocates, hot black coffee mixed with soda-water is a good substitute for the spirituous winter drinks. The temperance movement started in the 1820s and would have been in full swing by the time Miss Corson's Practical American Cookery was published in 1886. Most of the cookbooks I've seen... Continue Reading →
This hot apple-toddy recipe sounds delicious! A marvelous treat to any holiday party - or cozy winter's evening in front of the fire. Ingredients: Baked apple pulp 2 Fingers of apple-jack 2 Fingers of boiling water 1 Tbsp. sugar Grated nutmeg Cheers! More Fun Discoveries: Elmina’s Home Remedies – WWII Beef Loaf ~1904 Bread Pudding... Continue Reading →