A winter’s poached fruit salad

Recipes are a way of travelling. Food can take you to other places. But wouldn’t it be more fun to travel in time? If we could both be transported to the 1830s right now, I know what I would cook for you. We’d find ourselves in front of a large coal-fired range in the basement … Continue reading “A winter’s poached fruit salad”

How to make a plum cake from the 1820s

A recipe for a Plumb Cake Take four pound of fine flour well dried, four pound of fresh butter, two pound of loaf sugar pound and sift fine, quarter of an ounce of mace, the same of nutmeg, to every pound of flour put eight eggs, wash four pounds of currants pick them well & … Continue reading “How to make a plum cake from the 1820s”