If you read my blog regularly, you know that I’m trying out old pie recipes at the moment. After strawberry, raspberry, orange and mock cream pie, I now made 1920s Boston cream pie. Even if it’s called pie, it’s rather a cake: Boston cream pie is a layer cake with custard filling. Continue reading 1920s Boston Cream Pie
This orange pie is so summery with a creamy orange filling and meringue topping! The orange pie recipe dates back to the 1920s, and the puff paste recipe is even older, it’s from the Victorian era! Continue reading Old-Fashioned Orange Pie Recipe
In this tutorial I’ll show you how to make basic drawn thread work by hand. Drawn thread work is a counted thread embroidery: some warp or weft threads are removed and the remaining threads are grouped together with hemstitches. Drawn thread work has been popular for a long time: It was already used in the Middle Ages (source), and was still popular in the Victorian and Edwardian era and the 1920s. ‘Drawn-thread work forms a connecting link between embroidery and lace work […] it is very durable, and washes well.’ (Every Woman’s Encyclopaedia, 1910-2) Continue reading Drawn Thread Work Tutorial
These are the best carrot cake cupcakes I’ve ever had! 😀 Moist and flavorful with grated carrots and ground almonds. They’re perfect for Easter or anytime! The carrot cupcakes are topped with lemon icing and edible grass, and decorated with homemade naturally colored marzipan carrots! Continue reading Carrot Cupcakes With DIY Edible Grass
I made naturally colored marzipan carrots as decoration for carrot cupcakes. The recipe dates back to the 1920s! I think the color of the marzipan carrots is great. Don’t they look almost real? 😀 Continue reading Old-Fashioned Naturally Colored Marzipan Carrots
For the HFF2 challenge 24 – Redo! I made the Edwardian Strawberry Custard Pie again. Last time the cake didn’t turn out as planned: the custard was too runny, the pie too sweet, and I had made too much shortcrust pastry. So I made some adjustment to the recipe. Continue reading Strawberry Custard Pie – Historical Food Fortnightly Challenge #24 – Redo!
Black grease paint was used in the Edwardian era as alternative to liquid eyeliner to accentuate the eyes. Grease paint was usually sold in sticks covered in paper, sometimes protected by a cardboard tube. Grease paint sticks looked like wax crayons (here’s a picture of 1930s stick grease paints). This Edwardian black grease paint recipe is from 1916. Continue reading Homemade Kohl Recipe – Edwardian Black Grease Paint
A black (artificial) silk dress is suibable for afternoon wear, but it’s also suitable for the office. For my black dress I used black cellulose acetate fabric, which was called celanese in the 20s (1926 celanese dress). Continue reading 1920s Black Artificial Silk Dress