Bread Pancakes Recipe from 1916.
Soak three ounces of breadcrumbs in hot water till quite soft, then press out the water, add one ounce of flour, one ounce of butter, melted, a teaspoonful of baking-powder, and a little salt. Beat up two eggs with half a pint of milk, and mix lightly with the other ingredients. Fry the batter as you would with ordinary pancakes, and serve with sugar and lemon-juice.
Boiled Bread Pudding Recipe from 1916.
Soak all scrapes of bread in cold water for two hours, then squeeze as dry as possible. Add four ounces each of flour and chopped suet, two tablespoonfuls of sugar, one teaspoonful of mixed spice, and one of baking-powder. Beat all together, and if too dry, moisten with a little milk. Tie in a floured cloth and steam for two hours.
Sugar Walnuts Recipe 1909.
Ingredients.—-Take one pound of shelled walnuts, one pound of icing sugar, the whites of two eggs, and a little vanilla flavouring.
Method.—Put the whites into a basin, add as much of the icing sugar as will make a nice soft paste. Add a little of the flavouring and work it in well. Take small pieces about the size of a six- penny piece, and roll into little balls, and press on each two halves of walnut, so that the sugar is in the middle.
Honey Cake Recipe from 1873
Ingredients.— half breakfast-cupful of sugar, one breakfast-cupful of rich sour cream, two breakfast-cupfuls of flour, half a teaspoonful of carbonate of soda, honey to taste.
Method.—Mix the sugar and cream together; dredge in the flour, with as much honey as will flavour the mixture nicely; stir it well, that all the ingredients may be thoroughly mixed; add the carbonate of soda, and beat the cake well for another five minutes; put it into a battered tin, bake it from half to one hour, and let it be eaten warm.
This Almond Cake Recipe is from the Mrs Beaton 1887 Household management book.She has some great recipes in it, and lots of household tips on how to run a home in Victorian Britain 1887. I will be concentrating on the recipes from this book in my next posts. I hope you all enjoy them.
Almond Cake Recipe 1865
Ingredients–half a pound of sweet almonds, 1 oz of bitter almonds, 6 eggs, 8 tablespoonfuls of sifted sugar, 5 tablespoonfuls of fine flour, the grated rind of 1 lemon, 3 oz of butter.
Method—–Blanch and pound the almonds to a paste; separate the whites from the yolks of the eggs; beat the later, and add to the almonds. Stir in the sugar, flour, and lemon -rind; add the butter, which should be beaten to a cream; and when all these ingredients are well mixed, put in the whites of the eggs, which should be whisked to a stiff froth. Butter a cake mould, put in the mixture, and bake in a good oven from 1 to 2 hours.
Salmon Pie Recipe from 1916
Take a tin of salmon, free the fish from skin and bone, and divide into small pieces. Season with salt, and pepper, and cayenne. Butter a pie – dish, and cover the bottom with a layer of potatoes that have been mashed with hot milk. Next put a good layer of salmon, and cover with a layer of potatoes. Moisten with a little hot milk, roughen the top of the pie with a fork, place in a brisk oven, and bake till hot through and the surface is slightly browned.
Cherry and Plumb recipe from 1916
This needs no water added. Use small black plumbs and black cherries. Have equal quantities plumbs and cherries. Stone them, and save the juice. Put the fruit and juice in the preserving-pan, cook until it is soft and the juice flows freely. Add sugar (the same weight as fruit), cook fast, skimming carefully. Test to see if it is done. A few plum kernels, chopped fine, are a nice addition, and give a nutty flavour, but do not put many in, or the flavour will be too strong.
Check out my Jams and Pickles Recipes.
Walnut Cream Cake Recipe from 1916
Beat a quarter of butter to a cream with a quarter of a pound of castor sugar, add half a pound of flour, a pinch of salt, a teaspoonful of baking-powder, and a quarter of a pound of shelled and chopped walnuts. Beat into this two eggs and the white of one (well whisked, and two tablespoonfuls of milk. Turn into a greased tin, and bake in a moderate oven for about half an hour until quite cooked.
Leave till cold, then ice with walnut cream icing. For this
make four ounces of icing sugar to a paste with two ounces of roughly chopped walnuts and the white of an egg.
Steamed Ginger Pudding Recipe 1909 Edwardian
Six ounces of flour, three ounces of suet, three ounces of preserved ginger, three ounces of moist sugar, two eggs, a tablespoonful of milk.
Method.– Mix all these ingredients well together, put into a buttered mould, and steam for two hours and a half. Serve with jam sauce if desired. This is made by putting half a pint of boiling water into a saucepan and adding half an once of arrowroot which has been mixed into paste. Add a teaspoonful of sugar. Boil this for five minutes, add jam of any kind preferred, and then strain through sieve.
Edwardian Loaf Recipe 1909.
Take half a pound of white sugar and half a pound of butter, beat these with the hand well together to a cream; add four eggs, one at a time, and well beat each one with the butter and sugar. Lightly mix in one pound of flour, previously mixed with one teaspoonful of baking-powder, then lightly mix with the whole half a pound of raisins. Bake at once thoroughly in a quick oven. This makes two most nourishing loaves.