period dessert

  1. Anna Elizabeth Henry

    Period Cherry Ice Water

    As it's the dog days of August I thought a lovely 19th century recipe for cherry would be a perfect addition to the Food Forum. This is from The Book of Ices by AB Marshall who I mentioned in the Victorian Ice Cream making post. I'm unsure of the freezing method used as the book was written in...
  2. Cheswick

    Authentic Cup Cake No. 1

    It's been a long, extremely busy couple of months over here. I finally found some time to write up my experience with Cup Cakes. https://hoopskirts.blogspot.com/2019/05/cup-cakes-no-1-for-picnic.html
  3. Eleanor Rose

    Period Chocolate Mint Pudding

    Our Victorian friends were enjoying chocolate mints long before they became popular candy confections. Mint was often added to chocolate pudding during the early to mid-19th century to create a unique, refreshing, minty flavor. This recipe is adapted from The Cook's Oracle by William Kitchiner...
  4. Eleanor Rose

    Period Chocolate Covered Drunken Cherries

    (Pinterest) I’ve been a fan of chocolate covered cherries since I was a child, but as an adult I’ve found it is fun to kick them up a notch by spiking them with delicious liquors. There are plenty of confectioners that make cherry cordials, but the three most popular are Cella’s, Queen Anne’s...
  5. Eleanor Rose

    Authentic Marlborough Pie

    Marlborough Pie was enormously popular until the late 19th century. Writing in 1893 in his book "A New England Boyhood," author Edward Everett Hale says, "... there was always a great deal of talk about the Marlborough pies or the Marlborough pudding. To this hour, in any old and...
  6. Anna Elizabeth Henry

    Period Snow Cream

    As a lover of old recipes I happened upon the oddest recipe I've found to date, one for snow cream which calls for fresh snow - yes, that's right you actually need fresh snow for this! Since @donna mentioned it was snowing in her neck of the woods yesterday, I thought I'd share this unusual...
  7. Anna Elizabeth Henry

    Period Dutch Flummery

    From Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management - this would make an interesting summer dessert I think. It reminds me of a cross between a custard and jello as it's set in a mold. Here's a modern day photo of the dessert - And to those wondering what isinglass is - well it's a...


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