1796 Honey Gingerbread — Savoring the Past

I have a bone to pick with Jas Townsend of Savoring the Past. I need my time back. Because I have become OBSESSED with his blog and YouTube channel!  My favorite portions of Little House in the Big Woods and Farmer Boy were the food prep paragraphs. Probably explains my slow descent into the foodie label as an adult. Check out his 1796 Honey Gingerbread recipe. I’ll post Laura’s gingerbread recipe in a later post for us to compare the evolution of gingerbread. Take it away Jas!

This honey cake recipe is from Amelia Simmons’ 1796 cookbook, American Cookery. It is probably what we would think of as gingerbread today. 3 ½ cups Flour 1 tbsp. Ginger 1 tbsp. Cinnamon 3 tbsp. Diced Candied Orange Peel 1/3 cup White Sugar 1 Egg well beaten 2/3 cup Honey 1 ¼ cups Sour Milk […]

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