Almond milk was a staple of the medieval kitchen. It was used in a wide variety of dishes as a substitute for milk or cream, especially on “fish days”, when the church placed restrictions on what foods could be eaten (the most prominent of which were the days during lent). Fortunately, almond milk is quick and easy to make.
Warm drink recipes found in a booklet published by tine.no
When winter is at its coldest it is wonderful to cuddle up with a hot and delicious milk drink. Whether it’s at home in front of the fireplace or out by the fire on a hike. Hot milk drinks warms both your inside and outside. Hot cocoa, chai tea, chocolate milk with coriander or mint. There are countless variations you can make.
Karen Hammonds who runs Revolutionary Pie writes: Modern custard recipes usually call for vanilla, but that wasn’t used in America in colonial times. Thomas Jefferson first brought vanilla beans back from France in the 1890s, and as Richard Sax noted in Classic Home Desserts, vanilla extract wasn’t widely available until the mid-19th century. Eighteenth-century custards were flavored with wine or brandy, tea, or spices. I added nutmeg to Simmons’s recipe since it seemed so bland — but I guess that was sort of the point.
A contemporary take on a traditional Spanish dessert recipe found on meny.no
Crema catalana is a traditional Spanish dessert made from milk, egg yolks and sugar. It is considered by some to be the forerunner of crème brûlée. The crema catalana on the pictures is sevred with a citrus salad.
Simply extraordinary, Chocolate Pots de Crême may be served in a variety of containers. As individual portions, they’re perfect for entertaining and easy for family sweets. These go perfectly with a nice after dinner liqueur.
What greater tribute could be given
a health food!
Ice cream heads the list of wholesome, nutritious, appetizing foods in hospitals and health sanitariums. Doctors and dietitians know that it is a health food full of nutriment. Nutrition experts recognize it as an accepted way of giving children more pure rich milk and cream. What greater tribute could be given a health food!
The ice cream that you buy today is a pure dairy product made of rich milk and cream and the same wholesome ingredients you would use at home. Made in modern plants under official health regulations, its purity is assured.
Give ice cream to your children often. When you buy it, look for this emblem of purity and wholesome-ness.
Copyright 1926: Research Council,
Ice Cream Industry,
From an add published in
“The Ladies’ Home Journal”
The girl who runs Bite From The past writes: A librarian friend of mine recently came across a cookbook in our collection that she felt I had to know about! It is “The World’s Modern Cook Book and Kitchen Guide for the Busy Woman” by Mabel Claire, published in 1932. It’s got beautiful typeset that makes you want to bob your hair, grab your heels and gloves, and hop a train into the city.
But a close look through the recipes reveals less than glamorous times for American housewives, who struggled to stretch food dollars in the midst of one of the greatest economic calamities of our country’s history. The book is full of recipes for casseroles, potluck desserts, and dishes made with cheap commodities like eggs, oats, and noodles. I wonder if the women who cooked from it thought, as I do, that it does a good job of making frugal cooking look fancy.
A classic dessert recipe found in a promotion booklet published by rema1000
Crema catalana is a traditional Spanish dessert made from milk, egg yolks and sugar. It is considered by some to be the forerunner of the crème brûlée. It is from Catalonia, Spain, where it is a specialty.