Contained within the e-pages was a collection of recipes from heritage publications and some great and interesting recipes. Here is one that caught my eye
Salad Dressing (1870)
1 boiled egg
teaspoon of ground mustard
teaspoon of salt
a little Cayenne pepper
beat together until perfectly smooth then add
1 raw egg yolk and stir until the dressing becomes thick and creamy.
Add vinegar to taste. If too much of the vinegar is used then add a small lump of ice.
Originally extracted from “Famous old recipes used a hundred or more years ago in the kitchens of the north and south. Contributed by the descendants 1908.
How on earth do you make ice without refrigeration? I guess it is possible. Other recipes that caught my eye were:
- Creme de menth
- Lemonade to Carry in your pocket (1863 Dr Chase Recipes)
- Civil War Lemonade (1861 Housekeepers Encylopedia)
- Snail broth for obstinate coughs
- Pigs Head
- Bread sauce for birds
At the end of the book was some really useful links to other websites detailing more recipes from this period, Civil War historical documents and Civil War Re-Enactor groups and a link to the author’s website, where you can currently subscribe to the newsletter and get a free download of original Civil War recipes. You can also follow via Twitter the author
Taking part in Weekend Cooking hosted by BethFishReads