Are you interested in the history behind Hot Cross Buns? Do you want to learn more about where they come from and get the ultimate Hot Cross Bun recipe? In this blog post I give a quick history of the Hot Cross bun and give […]
Helping you to cook like it's 1829.
You want to do something different for Pancake Day but don’t know what? I’ve been searching through my cookery books and I’ve discovered some unusual historical pancake recipes. Ginger, sour cream or even snow. Pancakes with Powdered Ginger These pancakes, which have added ginger powder, […]
The damp fug of a pudding gently boiling in a old kitchen. The rattling of the saucer I put in to let me know all is still good. The air getting colder. To me these are all signs of Christmas coming up and although it […]
This was the first ever historical recipe that I tried. It was a cold February in 2017. I was at home in my kitchen doing food experiments. It was raining outside. I remember the anticipation. I remember being very excited about trying out an old […]
One of the earliest pickles to become popular in England was piccalilli. A recipe of 1694 states: ‘To pickle lila, an Indian Pickle’ describes a vinegar and brine sauce which was flavoured with ginger, garlic, pepper, turmeric and mustard seeds. In the sauce was cabbage, […]
Historical recipes aren’t easy to decipher. You may struggle with strange terms, odd ingredients and confusing spelling. Here are some tips to get you started. What about all these F words? It’s the f and s. It really helps to remember to read the f […]