Posted by: hearttohearthcookery | September 17, 2020

Into The Pie-A Taste of Hearth Cooking

After the coffin has become firm for the receipt (recipe) "To bake preserved Gooseberries in pies" set them (the gooseberries) into the pie.

After the coffin has become firm for the receipt (recipe) To bake preserved Gooseberries in pies set them (the gooseberries) into the pie.

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  1. The coffins are fascinating. A make-your-own baking dish! Ceramics must have been available back then too? Why was the coffin the dish of choice?

    • We are accustomed to “ceramics” that are not temperature sensitive and can go from cold to hot without cracking. That was not the case in the 17th and 18th century. The coffin made from paste that was tough-one adds the flour and fat to boiling water was the norm and essentially a disposable baking dish. (I have no documentation but I portraying a servant cook would have gladly eaten the coffin that returned to the kitchen-the flavors!) They were not eaten by those at the table. In this coffin I am posting now, the lid is of a fine paste, a cold water paste and meant to be eaten but not the coffin.


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