Cooking in the Archives has a recent published a modern version of "Brown Frickasy." The biggest difference between the historic and modern version of the recipes is that Cooking in the Archives did use egg yolks as a thickening agent for the sauce. I actually think it you might able to create an interesting and tasty sauce with the addition of 2 or 3 egg yolks and it might be worth trying.
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If you would like to try something different with parsnips this year, why not try this 17th century recipe from In Grandmother Gell’s Kitchen.
They make an excellent accompaniment to a roast dinner, and would work very well with Christmas dinner, being a little different to roast parsnips, but are neither too rich nor tricky to make. 174 more words
Mince pies originally contained meat of some sort and were already established as part of Christmas fare during the Tudor period. As they were usually referred to in the singular it seems likely that they were larger pies rather than the individual ones that are usual today. 559 more words
Cooking in the Archives has a new recipe for Roasted Lobster. At this point Archives has not tried this recipe, but it is interesting. There are not too many recipes that ask you to "tye them [lobsters] to a spitt with a tap[e]." Translation - the poor live lobster is going to get tied to the spit over a fire and have hot butter poured on him/her for two hours. Oh dear. It's a tough day to be a lobster.
I’m a baker. I enjoy cooking – even more so now that we’re back in soup season – but to me there’s something special about the precise measurements that produce a perfect chocolate cake, the fiddly steps of making italian meringue frosting, the flexibility of quick bread recipes, the scooping and rolling of cookies. 1,021 more words
Cooking in the Archives has a new recipe - Desart Cakes. Desart cakes are a wonderfully thin and crispy cookie. The recipe is remarkably simply and straightforward. Alyssa suggests some solid substitutions (poppy for caraway seeds) and additions (almond, orange or vanilla extract). If you want a new cookie for the holiday season give Desart Cakes a try.