This is the second of these old Igleheart’s cookbooks from the 1920s I’m posting from and again I’m struck by how little baking recipes and traditions have changed over the years in comparison with other food. We seem to like cakes and cookies to be as they always have been and I find that rather pleasant in our modern world of constant change – Ted
A hot beverage recipe from the 17th century found on historyextra.com
In every issue of BBC History Magazine, picture editor Sam Nott brings you a recipe from the past. In this article, Sam recreates spiced hot chocolate – a chocolate treat enjoyed by kings and queens.
Sam writes: Hot chocolate has always been one of my favourite drinks but I have often wondered when the drink was first consumed in Britain.
I was surprised to find out that chocolate itself arrived in England in the 1600s, with evidence of it being drunk at the court of Charles I – before it was deemed a sinful pleasure by Oliver Cromwell, and banned.
This recipe is based on the drink served at the English court during the 17th and 18th centuries and the spices make it smell – and taste – wonderful. It’s also very simple to make. The drink is very rich – you won’t need a big portion – but since chocolate was believed to have medicinal properties well into the mid-18th century, you can see it as a relatively guilt-free treat!
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.
A classic British pierecipe foung on BBCgoodfood
A very British version of Key lime pie – an indulgent, creamy pai with tangy oranges and lemons.
A delicious dessert recipe found on kiwi.no
It is important that the berries are still frozen when placed in the oven. The secret of this dessert is the combination of warm, bubbling cheese with berries that are still slightly frozen. Absolutely delicious!
A delicious bun recipe found on bbcgoodfood.com
Fruit buns flavoured with aromatic tea and orange to be served toasted with lashings of butter.
A delicious sweetener recipe found on madogbolig.dk
Make your own thick orange syrup, and treat friends and family to the most delicious syrup for pancakes or ice cream.
In every issue of BBC History Magazine, picture editor Sam Nott brings you a recipe from the past. Here’s a recipe for the Negus served at the balls in Mansfield Park and The Watsons.