Victorian Campfire Damper Recipe – Historical Food Fortnightly

Victorian Damper Recipe - Historical Food Fortnightly

Damper is an unleavened flat bread made with flour and water, which is baked in the hot ashes of a wood fire. Australian damper is called bannock or ash cake in the USA. Damper is easy to make as part of a cowboy or lumberjack breakfast.

Bacon & eggs, Victorian damper with black tea, all cooked over an open fire, is my entry for challenge 8 – Literary Foods – of the Historical Food Fortnightly. Continue reading Victorian Campfire Damper Recipe – Historical Food Fortnightly

Moisturizer and Lotion Recipes – Victorian And Edwardian Beauty Routine And Recipes

Moisturizer and Lotion Recipes - Victorian And Edwardian Beauty Routine And Recipes

Face and skin care was very important in the Victorian and Edwardian era. So in this part of my Victorian and Edwardian beauty series, I’m sharing with you historical recipes for DIY natural face moisturizers, skin and body lotions and lotion bars. Continue reading Moisturizer and Lotion Recipes – Victorian And Edwardian Beauty Routine And Recipes

Victorian Spanische Windtorte Recipe – Historical Food Fortnightly

Spanische Windtorte - Historical Food Fortnightly

I thought Spanische Windtorte would be perfect for challenge 15 – Smell, Sight, Sound, Touch of the Historical Food Fortnightly. Spanische Windtorte (spanish wind cake) is a meringue cake, filled with whipped cream and fresh strawberries. Continue reading Victorian Spanische Windtorte Recipe – Historical Food Fortnightly

16th Or 17th Braided Hairstyle – Tutorial

16th Or 17th Braided Hairstyle - Tutorial

This medieval braided updo is suitable for a 16th or 17th century lower class woman. 16th and 17th century lower class women always wore their hair covered with a coif, so it’s not easy to know how they dressed their hair, but they might have worn a similar braided updo according to these two 16th century paintings (a great source: about 16th/17th century hairstyles, and with free coif patterns).

This braid hairstyle is made without hairties or hairpins! Continue reading 16th Or 17th Braided Hairstyle – Tutorial

DIY Indian Paper Jasmine Flower Garland – Tutorial

DIY Indian Paper Jasmine Flower Garland - Tutorial

I love jasmine flowers! 😀 So in this tutorial I’ll show you how you can make your own Indian jasmin or stephanotis flower garland which won’t wilt like fresh flowers: because the flowers are made with paper. The jasmin flower garland is very fast to make since the flowers don’t need to be glued. Continue reading DIY Indian Paper Jasmine Flower Garland – Tutorial