Posted by: hearttohearthcookery | May 21, 2019

Take New Milke

For the receipt (recipe), Too Make Chees Cakes, the first instructions are to make the cheese:  Take New milke from the cow, then put in a pint of new Creme, sweet, then put in a Litel Rennet to make it Cum then Lett it stand one houre and gather youre Curd as you doe a Cheese, and take up the Curd and put it inot a Course strainer, a Litell at a time, but doe not Crush them but Lett the whay drop from them Clene.

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Posted by: hearttohearthcookery | May 17, 2019

Shad with Sorrel Sauce

The shad (which was planked) is served with Sorrel Sauce and served with To make Spinage Fritters and Too make Chees Cakes.  

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Posted by: hearttohearthcookery | May 15, 2019

In a Stew-Pan

After the sorrell for the receipt (recipe), Sorrell Sauce, has been chopped fine put it in a stew-pan, with a piece of butter, a little flour, two tea-cups of gravy, and a little pepper and salt, and set it on the fire.

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Posted by: hearttohearthcookery | May 13, 2019

Chop It Fine

After the two handfuls of garden sorrel have been boiled  for four minutes in water for the receipt (recipe), Sorrel Sauce, strain it off, and press the water from it, and chop it fine.

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Posted by: hearttohearthcookery | May 10, 2019

A Rare Four Minutes

After picking two handfuls of garden sorrel for the receipt (recipe), Sorrel Sauce, the next step is to boil it for four minutes in water, strain it off, and press the water from it.  This receipt is from a receipt book dated 1772 and it is the first instance I have seen of a direction including minutes in an 18th century receipt book.  It is indeed a rare four minutes.

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Posted by: hearttohearthcookery | May 8, 2019

Handfuls of Sorrel

For the receipt (recipe), Sorrel Sauce, pick two handfuls of garden sorrel, wash it clean.

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Posted by: hearttohearthcookery | May 6, 2019

Sorrel

The sorrel harvested for the receipt (recipe), Sorrel Sauce, is a member of the buckwheat family.  The leaves are lance-shaped and add an acidic, lemon-like flavor.

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Posted by: hearttohearthcookery | May 3, 2019

To make Fritters of Spinach

Take a good deal of spinach and wash it clean. Then boil it in fair water.  When it is boiled take it forth and let the water run from it. Then chop it with the back of a knife, and put in some eggs and grated bread.  Season it with sugar, cinnamon, ginger and pepper, dates minced fine, and currants.  Roll them like a ball and dip them in batter made of ale and flour.  The receipt (recipe), To make Fritters of Spinach is presented to table.

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Posted by: hearttohearthcookery | April 29, 2019

Roll Like a Ball

After the boiled, chopped spinach has had eggs, grated bread, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, pepper, minced dates and currants added for the receipt (recipe), To Make Fritters of Spinach, roll them like a ball and dip them in batter made of ale and flour.  Pictured the balls are being fried in butter in a spider.

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Posted by: hearttohearthcookery | April 26, 2019

Dates Minced Fine

After the boiled spinach has been drained, chopped, and had some eggs and grated bread added for the receipt (recipe), To Make Fritters of Spinach, season it with sugar, cinnamon, ginger and pepper, dates minced fine, and currants.

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