COOKING & BAKING FROM THE TIME OF THE WAR FOR AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE

COOKING & BAKING FROM THE TIME OF THE WAR FOR AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE

by Robert Pelton
     
 
A Unique Collection of Favorite Recipes from Notable People & Families in Americas Glorious Colonial Past.Included are family recipes from many Forgotten Heroes of the Revolution,Foreign Friends of the Revolution, Signers of the Declaration of Independence, Signers of Our Constitution,Others Who Heroically Fought and Died for the Cause of Freedom,Liberty and

Overview

A Unique Collection of Favorite Recipes from Notable People & Families in Americas Glorious Colonial Past.Included are family recipes from many Forgotten Heroes of the Revolution,Foreign Friends of the Revolution, Signers of the Declaration of Independence, Signers of Our Constitution,Others Who Heroically Fought and Died for the Cause of Freedom,Liberty and Independence. INCLUDED ARE THE FAVORITE
recipes of such notable patriots as Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, John Paul Jones, Betsy Ross, Samuel Chase, Paul Revere, John Hancock, Elias Boudinot, Benjamin Franklin, General Lafayette, John and Samuel Adams,Nathan Hale, Rebecca Motte and James Madison.
CONTENTS

1. Introducing Cooking & Baking Recipes From the Time
of the War For American Independence 15
2. Griddle Cakes and Flapjacks Enjoyed by Heroes of the Past 29
3. Old-Time Colonial Soups and Chowders 43
4. Tasty Vegetable Dishes In The Colonies 57
5. Colonial Stews, Pot Pies and Casseroles 71
6. Turkey, Goose and Duck as Prepared for Our Forefathers 91
7. Savory Stuffings From Colonial Households 109
8. Cooking Meat During The War for Independence 123
9. Dessert Specials From Colonial Kitchens 137
10. Fruit Spreads Loved By Kids in the Colonies 153
11. Early American Pickles, Relishes and Sauces In the Colonies 169
12. Colonial Corn Meal Concoctions 181
13. Bread and Rolls as Made by Homemakers in The Colonies 193
14. Colonial Homemakers Made These Biscuits and Muffins 205
15. Cakes as Made In Colonial Kitchens 219
16. Popular Cookies Enjoyed By the Kids In Colonial Households 235
Cooking & Baking Recipes From the Time of the War For American Independence is chock full of delightfully different and delicious cooking ideas favored by many famous, and some forgotten, yet historically important individuals and families of yesteryear. It contains the favorite dishes of numerous well known as well as lesser-known figures from the Revolutionary War period of our glorious history. Included are tasty breads and other baked goods, taste-tempting main dishes, soups and stews and loads of other wonderful recipes.
Here you will find the favorites of such historical luminaries as Alexander Hamilton who was born in the West Indies but moved to the Colonies in 1772. He became one of the brightest stars in the fight for independence. One of George Washington’s closest friends, this man dearly loved what was called Blood Bread with his dinners. A delightful Walnut Bread Pudding dish was eagerly eaten by General Lafayette in 1824 on his final visit to his beloved America. And those very special Sweet Potato Griddle Cakes were often prepared and served by the family of General Philip Schuyler.
Most early American recipes as originally written would be quite difficult, if not impossible, to use today with any degree of ease or accuracy. Such concoctions were most often written as one long and rather complicated, sometimes rambling paragraph. Or they might simply be a long list of ingredients in no particular sequence or order. And many of the ingredients called for would not be recognized by today’s readers.
One of the most popular cakes, as well as the only cake made without bread dough in the Colonies, was that called The Nun’s Cake. The recipe for this special cake was carefully cherished and handed down as a prized heirloom from prior generations. It was no doubt, often handwritten, and bequeathed from mother to daughter.
Or, the ingredients may have been memorized, and passed along by word of mouth. The recipe for this highly regarded cake appears in almost all early cook books, with little or no variation of its ingredients or instructions as to how it was to be made in those days.
Every unique recipe found in this book was the favorite concoction of, some notable personality during the Revolutionary War Period.
Many were coveted within a famous family and handed down from one generation to the next.
All are historical gems, for each was the invention of, or the culinary specialty of, some family or individual.
Here they are presented, for the first time, for America’s families of today to have the fun, and experience the thrill of, cooking and baking and serving.
And lastly, to thankfully pass a blessing over before eating these special treats – be it for part of a unique breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013431058
Publisher:
Freedom & Liberty Foundation Press
Publication date:
09/23/2011
Series:
Historical American Cookiery , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
7 MB

Meet the Author

Robert W. Pelton has been writing and lecturing for more than 45 years on historical, , humor and other subjects. He has published numerous articles and more than 100 books including the sensational exposé Unwanted Dead or Alive – The Greatest Act of Treason in Our History – The betrayal of American POWs Following World War 11, Korea and Vietnam; and an unsurpassed two volume exposé The McCarthy Chronicles Part 1 Treason and Part 2 Traitors. He has also published humor titles including Loony Laws Passed by Apparently Brain Dead Legislators and Strange Laws Related to Dating & Marriage All Governments Make When They Have Nothing Better To Do.
Pelton has carefully mined hundreds of sources for historical cooking and baking recipes from the early days of America. He has perused innumerable old cookbooks as well as yellowed and tattered handwritten receipt ledgers from both private and public archives and libraries. Through all this, he has been able to skillfully recreate these recipe treasures of the past in 10 historical cook books. His latest are titled Cooking & Baking During the War of Northern Aggression – Special Southern Edition; Historical Thanksgiving Cooking and Baking; and Family Baking Recipes of the Signers.
Robert W. Pelton proudly claims a heritage going all the way back to well before the War for American Independence. One of Mr. Pelton’s ancestors, John Rogers, came to America on the Mayflower and was one of 41 signers of the Mayflower Compact.
Another, John Smith was one of the founders of Jamestown.
Peleg Pelton served as the fifer in the Continental Army at age 18 during the Battle of Saratoga (1777) and again in Yorktown (1781).
Captain Peter Hager was Commander of the Old Stone Fort in Schoharie, New York, in 1780.
Another, Captain Bezaleel Tyler fought in the only Revolutionary War Battle taking place in Sullivan County, New York.
Mr. Pelton is a member of Sons of the Revolution (SOR), and Sons of the American Revolution (SAR).
For a Power Point Presentation covering the Words, Dreams, Beliefs, and Aspirations of Our Founding Fathers or Cooking and Baking in the American Colonies contact Mr. Pelton at 910-339-5354; or 865-776-6644; or by e-mail at:

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