A Lively Experiment

Notes on collections at the RIHS

Category Archives: cooking from the books

Ginger Crackers

Holiday cookie edition of our Cooking (from) the Books series This recipe for ginger crackers comes from the Congdon family papers, MSS 363. This handwritten recipe book, ca. 1840 includes … Continue reading

11 December 2017 · Leave a comment

Baking IS a Science

For our Cooking (from) the Books series I tried another recipe from the RIHS collections. My first baking adventure for this series was Miss Davis’ Nut Bread, a handwritten recipe … Continue reading

28 September 2017 · 1 Comment

When is a sponge not a sponge?

I am an avid watcher of The Great British Bake Off on PBS. My sister reads a few British newspapers daily and knows the winner of the season airing on … Continue reading

3 July 2017 · Leave a comment

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