Four (4) people have voted for The Old Foodie in the Bloggers Choice Awards! My family are, to a member, adamant that they didn't do it. Thankyou, whoever you are. What fun. I was going to make myself this Fun Pudding (1870's) to celebrate, but it sounds too underwhelmingly funny. I'll have some red bubbly wine instead. Red bubbles are great fun. With chocolate to follow.
Mix a couple of spoonfuls of arrowroot with half a pint of milk and the same of cream. Put it in a stew pan, with sugar to sweeten. Stir until it boils. Have ready sliced apples enough to fill a large sized dish; they should be sliced thin, and sugar should be strewn between the slices. Put bits of butter over the apples, and bake them gently till soft. Let them go cold, pour the arrowroot (also cold) over them. Garnish with apricot jam, and serve.
[Cassell's Dictionary of Cookery, 1870's]
You deserve it and I hope you win!!!
I've just downloaded your database of old cookery books on the web ... thank you SO much for sharing this wonderful resource ...
You've got my vote! If you win, I'll bake you a cake!
Could you put a comments "click" for Wonderbread? Thanks. Roger
Thanks Roger - I must have accidentally clicked the no-comment button when I posted that story. Thanks for alerting me, it is now fixed.
I really enjoyed your site! I have some old cookbooks my grandmother gave me years ago and some of the recipes are fascinating.
Your site is beautifully built. I enjoy your blog very very much and I learn alot too. You'll win.
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