A baking recipe found in “Good Luck Recipes” published by John F Jelke Co in 1916
For a book close to a hundred years old, “Good Luck Recipes” features an amazing 32 large full colour illustrations like the one I’ve used when making the image above. John F Jelke must have sold an awful lot of margarine
A traditional Norwegian pan fried bread recipe found in “Den Store Bakeboken” (The Big Baking Book) published by Schibstedt in 1978
Here is an old recipe for thin bread that was common before people got stoves in theirhomes. Since it calls for baking in a frying pan, the recipe is of course also well suitable for camping cooking. The frying pan works just as well on the campfire as it does on the stovetop at home – Ted
A traditional Norwegian baking recipe found onkiwi.no
The sediments from beer brewing was the start of the oldest
Norwegian sweet yeast baking. We have eaten wort cakes
for over 300 years in Norway.
Norwegian wort beer is a non-alcoholic drink made from water, malt and hops and added carbonic acid. In principle, wort beer is beer that has not been through fermentation. In Norway, wort beer is typically dark, roughly looking like Guinness. Wort beer is brewed by Ringnes, Hansa and Aass today.
Wort beer contains some minerals, malt sugar and some b vitamins. Maltese sugar provides fast energy, and the beer is therefore good as a sport drink. The beer is dark, sweet and with a little taste of hops.
A bread recipe found on “The Camping Cookbook” published by Go Outdoors in 2016
Bread is a real food staple yet so many people buy a loaf at the store, depriving themselves of the love, the smell and the sense of satisfaction that is baking. Making bread outside is just as easy as picking it up from the supermarket. All you need is a cast iron frying pan and some foil.
They all had dinner – fourteen of them round the immense three-pedestal table extended to its uttermost and even then they were crammed round it. They ate four roast chickens, bread sauce, mashed potato and runner beans followed by plum tart and what the Duchy called Shape – blancmange.
A classic Continental 19th century cake recipe found in “The Chocolate Book” by Valerie Barrett published in 1987
Dobos torte or Dobosh (pronounced [ˈdoboʃ], Hungarian: Dobos torta) is a Hungarian sponge cake layered with chocolate buttercream and topped with caramel. The five-layer pastry is named after its inventor, Hungarian confectioner József C. Dobos, who aimed to create a cake that would last longer than other pastries in an age when cooling techniques were limited. The round sides of the cake are coated with ground hazelnuts, chestnuts, walnuts, or almonds, and the caramel topping helps to prevent drying out.
Dobosh or Dobos torte was first introduced at the National General Exhibition of Budapest in 1885; King Franz Joseph I and Queen Elisabeth were among the first to taste it. The cake soon became popular throughout Europe, both for its durability through shipping and for its unique appearance. With its flat, shiny, caramel top, it was simple but elegant, as opposed to the more intricate cakes of the age.