Category Archives: Receipt

SHATW 2015 – Receipt Test – Salad ‘d Orange

Earlier we posted a Salade D’Orange receipt. So, I wanted to actually try it out at home. Things that happened during the trial: I couldn’t find a way to pick up any Madeira Wine, so I looked online for a substitute. It said to use Balsamic Vinegar, a teaspoon of honey, and four whole cloves […]

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Receipt – Scotch Shortbread

SCOTCH SHORT-BREAD. Take one pound of butter, twelve ounces of finely powdered loaf-sugar, two pounds of flour, four eggs, a few caraway seeds, candied peel to the taste, and the little white sugar plums called caraway comfits. Make the flour and butter hot before the fire. Rub the butter and sugar into the flour with […]

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Receipt: Stewed Cucumbers

Peterson’s Magazine 1865 Stewed Cucumbers – Pare and split in quarters four full-grown but young cucumbers, take out the seeds, and cut each part in two, sprinkle them with white pepper or Cayenne, flour and fry them lightly in a little butter, lift them as much good brown gravy as will nearly cover them, and […]

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Receipt: Plum Puddings

Peterson’s Magazine 1883 December* Plum Puddings. – Two pounds of raisins stoned and chopped a little, two pounds of currants, two pounds of suet, one pound of moist sugar, four or five large spoonfuls of flour, the yolks of eight eggs and the whites of five, two pounds of breadcrumb, a little lemon-peel, a little […]

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Receipt: To Cook Green Artichokes

Recently the Airship Ambassador himself, Kevin Stiel has been posting links to my Victorian Receipts on his twitter account. What a lovely thing for him to mention us!     Peterson’s Magazine 1865 To Cook Green Artichokes. – Take four good sized artichokes. Strip them from the outer leaves, cut off the stalks, and also […]

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Jenny Lind Cake Receipt

We’ve shared a Jenny Lind Pudding receipt before… Looking through Godey’s 1866 p. 276 in the first half of the year… Jenny Lind Cake 2 cups of flour 1 1/2 cup of milk 1 T sugar 1/2 t of soda 1 t cream tartar 1 egg salt This receipt is meant ONLY for historical information… […]

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Receipt: To Clean Transparent Tortoiseshell

Godey’s 1864 To Clean Transparent Tortoiseshell- Put on tortoiseshell ornaments one drop or two of sweet oil and rub it well in with the ball of the thumb until all greasiness disappears; a brilliant polish will thus be produced, and afterwards, if such friction with the hand be frequently used, the bright appearance of the […]

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Receipt: To Cure the Bite of a Mad Dog

Godey’s 1864 – We do not vouch for the following TO CURE THE BITE OF A MAD DOG. – Take immediately warm vinegar, or tepid water, and wash the wound very clean; then dry it, and pour upon the wound a few drops of muriatic acid.  Mineral acids destroy the poison of the saliva, and […]

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Receipt: Kentish Fritters

Kentish Fritters. – Beat up the whites of three eggs and the yolks of six, with half a pound of flour, a cupful of milk, and a large teaspoonful of yeast; put the mixture into a jug, cover it, and set it by the fire till the next day, then add to the batter two […]

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Receipt – German Trifle

Godey’s 1864 – Receipts Put a pint of strawberries, or any other fresh fruit, in the bottom of a glass dish. Sugar the fruit, put over it a layer of macaroons; and pour over it a custard, made with a quart of fresh milk and the yolks of eight eggs beaten, sweetened to taste, and […]

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