Make edible Christmas ornaments this year! These 4 homemade sugar Christmas ornaments are so pretty and incredibly easy to make! DIY candy Christmas decorations are easy last-minute Christmas DIY crafts for kids.
Sugar ornaments are traditional Christmas tree ornaments. One of the following sugar ornament recipes was even published 280 years ago in 1741!
Two years ago I tried a Victorian recipe for quince paste. Homemade quince paste is a traditional Christmas treat since the Victorian era. And since this quince candy turned out so delicious, I tried to make candied quince this Christmas! Continue reading Candied Japanese Quince Slices→
Candied lemon slices are a decadent treat. And they’re also very pretty to decorate cakes and cookies. This is an easy, no-fuss recipe on how to make candied lemon slices at home with only two ingredients: lemons and sugar. Continue reading Candied Lemon Slices→
Candied kiwi slices are an unusual treat and so delicious. Homemade candied kiwi slices are just as easy to make as candied orange slices!
Inspired by my DIY candied orange slices, I tried to make candied kiwi slices and they turned out delicious. Yay! Candied kiwi slices are an unusual treat. You can simply snack on them – have I mentioned that they’re delicious?! 😉 – or use them to garnish cakes and cupcakes. Continue reading Candied Kiwi Slices→
Make delicious wild yeast bread with hops yeast water starter from scratch!
The Victorians usually made their own yeast at home from scratch, even if commercial yeast was already available back then. But they preferred bread with homemade yeast because it was more flavorful and healthier.
In the Victorian era, homemade yeast from scratch usually contained hops. Just like beer, hops yeast bread tastes bitter because of the hops. This bitter taste is unusual in bread but not in an unpleasant way. And besides the bitter taste, hops yeast bread is also very moist compared to other wild yeast breads. Continue reading Hops Yeast Starter – Victorian Wild Yeast Bread→
This old-fashioned salt rising bread has a mild taste. Unlike other salt rising bread recipes it has absolutely no cheese taste! And although it’s made from scratch, it’s quick to make: the bread is ready in just 7 hours! The Victorian salt rising bread is even allergy-friendly because it’s dairy-free, yeast-free, nut-free and vegan!
‘Salt-rising, or rather milk-rising bread[…] looks finer, tastes better, and is more healthy, beside being less work about making it than the common yeast bread. […] This bread if made aright, is white, moist, tender, [and] sweet’ (The Ohio Cultivator, 1859, p. 223).
The recipe for this salt rising bread is actually from the Victorian era, from 1859 to be precise! If you follow my blog, you know that I’m trying out old recipes from time to time: Victorian recipes, Edwardian recipes, Depression era recipes and sometimes even medieval recipes! And making this Victorian salt rising bread was on my list for a long time and now I finally made it!
Recipes for 7 types of buttercreams: American, German, Italian, French, Swiss, custard and flour buttercream. With flavor alternatives – vanilla, strawberry, peanut butter and coffee – and substitutes for vegan buttercream!
Learn to make 7 types of buttercreams from scratch: American, German, Italian, French, Swiss, custard and flour buttercream. American, German and flour buttercream are the easiest buttercreams because they’re egg-free. They’re almost foolproof to make! But if you have egg whites leftover, Swiss or Italian meringue buttercream is your best choice. And if you have egg yolks leftover, you can choose between French and custard buttercream. Continue reading 7 Types Of Buttercream + Recipes – American, German, Italian …→