This Edwardian peach pie tastes fruity, sweet and sour – it just tastes of summer!
This recipe for homemade peach pie from scratch is from the Edwardian era, it was published in ‘Best Recipes For Baking. A Book For The Home’ in 1907. Like most old recipes from the Victorian and Edwardian era, it’s not very specific! Old recipes usually are like: Make a pie crust, add enough fruit or custard and bake in a moderately warm oven! 😉 Continue reading Edwardian Peach Pie
For years I wanted to candy whole fruit and finally I candied whole mandarin oranges, kiwis, pears and cherries! It takes at least 5 days to candy whole fruit but it’s totally worth it!
In the past, I candied watermelon rind, orange slices, cherries and lemon and orange peel. However, I couldn’t find a modern recipe for whole candied fruit. But I finally found historical recipes for whole candied fruit. Yay!
Whole candied fruit – also called crystallized fruit or glaze fruit – were popular in the Victorian and Edwardian era Continue reading Victorian Whole Candied Fruit – Recipe
Noyaux, marzipan, amaretto, kirschwasser, cherry jam – there are a lot of recipes that are made with apricot kernels, peach kernels or cherry pits!
Just recently I found out that apricot kernels, cherry pits, peach kernels and peach leaves can be used as natural bitter almond flavoring. ‘Families should always save their peach-kernels, as they can be used in cakes, puddings and custards.’ (Seventy-five Receipts for Pastry, Cakes and Sweetmeats, 1836, p. 56) And even if the kernels contain amygdalin, which turns into cyanide in the body, it’s safe to consume food prepared with kernels if it’s cooked or baked before eating (more about it here).
Continue reading 30 Historical Recipes With Apricot Kernels, Peach Kernels & Cherry Pits
Almond extract is easy and cheap to make at home – it just takes some time! You can use almonds to make homemade almond extract or something that you’d usually throw away: fruit stones!
In the past, fruit stones – such as apricot pits, peach kernels and cherry pits – were often used to flavor custard, cake or compote. Real almond extract – also called noyaux – is made with fruit stones. But apricot pits etc. contain a form of cyanide – so if you’re worried about it just make homemade almond extract with almonds! Continue reading Homemade Almond Extract – With Almonds Or Apricot Pits
Peach leaf ice cream – an unusual ice cream flavor: It taste of bitter almonds and marzipan. This peach leaf ice cream is dairy-free and made without raw eggs!
As soon as I read that peach leaves lend a subtle bitter almond flavor to ice cream, I was intrigued! I could hardly wait for summer to try out the peach leaf ice cream with fresh peach leaves from grandma’s garden! Continue reading Peach Leaf Ice Cream – Dairy-Free, No Raw Eggs
Three delicious and easy Edwardian marble cake recipes from 1902 – two classic marble cake recipes with chocolate and one flavored with just spices: cinnamon, cloves, allspice and nutmeg.
In the Victorian and Edwardian era, marble cakes were usually flavored with spices – cinnamon, cloves, allspice and nutmeg – instead of with chocolate or cocoa powder. While the light part of the marble cake was usually made with just egg whites, the dark part was colored with brown sugar, molasses and egg yolks – no chocolate or cocoa powder! Continue reading 3 Edwardian Marble Cake Recipes
I made rainbow ice cream cake! Yay! Doesn’t it look pretty? All ice cream I used is homemade, vegan and naturally colored with fruits and vegetables – even the blue ice cream! 😀 Continue reading Rainbow Ice Cream Cake With Natural Food Coloring
I made another naturally colored vegan ice cream bombe. Last time I made a blue ice cream bombe which is naturally colored with red cabbage and baking soda, now I made a fruit ice cream bombe. Continue reading Fruit Ice Cream Bombe