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Cidey just recently I was reading an article which may be of interest

https://www.sbs.com.au/food/article/...camp-prisoners

The cookbook was made in 1945 by Hungarian-Jew Edith Peer (nee Gombos) when she was an inmate at Ravensbrück concentration camp for women, located in northern Germany. The cookbook is the only object of its kind in Australia and one of six known 'fantasy cookbooks' written by Holocaust concentration camp prisoners in the world.

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This is from a site for Medieval recipes.

https://www.cs.cmu.edu/~mjw/recipes/...on-coll.html#8

Summer Fruit, Honey, and Hazelnut Crumble
Serves 6

....A baked dessert like this would have been sunk in the embers of the
log fire with a cauldron or pot upturned over it to form a lid...

1 kg (2 1/2 lb) mixed soft summer fruits-- raspberries, loganberries,
strawberries, currants, bilberries or whatever is available
honey or brown sugar to taste
75 g (3 oz) tasted hazelnuts
75 g (3 oz) wholemeal or wholewheat brown breadcrumbs

Put the fruits in a pan or microwave dish with about 20 cm (1 inch)
water in the bottom and cook gently for 10-15 minutes (4-6 minutes in
microwave), or till the fruits are soft without being totally mushy.
Sweeten to taste with honey or brown sugar (Saxons would have used
honey); how much you need will depend on what fruits you have used.
drain the excess juice and save to serve with the pudding. chop the
hazelnuts in a processor or liquidiser until they are almost as fine as
the breadcrumbs, but not quite, then mix the two together. Spoon the
fruit into an ovenproof dish and cover with a thick layer of hazelnuts
and crumbs. Bake in a moderate oven (180C, 350F, Gas Mark 4) for 20 - 30
minutes or till the top is slightly cruncy and browned. Serve with lots
of cream or plain yogurt and the warmed fruit juices.
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I have a 1926 edition of a Daily Mail cook book which I got from a jumble sale when I was a lad. Have used some of the recipes out of it with great success. The only thing you have to worry about is that everything was cooked in a coal-fired oven so there's no temperatures or gas marks to judge things by. It's low, medium or high fire settings.

Some recipes in there for all sorts of things to make the most of cheap cut of meat. Rabbits, hare and other forms of game are in there too. Jugged hare anyone?
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Originally Posted by Panda ->
I love looking through the Mrs Beeton books. I have two books one 50 years old which was given to me new as a present plus still got a much older one on household management that was my grandmothers. Both of which are in storage along with several hundred other cook books.
Oooh - I couldn't bear to be parted from my cookery books!!
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That sounds scrummy Nom, I'll get me cauldron out!
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I tend to avoid the old recipe books as they normally involve half a sheep's head or a bucket of offal.
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The recipe above for the fruit sauce almost sounds like an early American BBQ sauce. There are quite a few varieties, but many are garlicky, sticky, sweet and sour, fruity and often smokey too.
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Just found this Ciderz.
I have an original first addition Mrs Beatings. I will go into my attic and fetch it.
I will take a pic. No photos just engraving.
It was passed down to me through the generations. Between the pages there are hand written notes through both wars.
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Originally Posted by Longdogs ->
I tend to avoid the old recipe books as they normally involve half a sheep's head or a bucket of offal.
... recollections of school playground rhymes ...

Scab and matter custard
green phlegm pie
dog’s limp dick
dead cat's eye
all washed down with a cold cup of sick ....


... or something like that. I'm sure there are many variations of.
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Originally Posted by summer ->
My mum used to have Mrs Beetons Book of Household Management first published in 1861 it was full of tips and recipes. I used to thumb through it as a child. I have no idea where she got it from or what happened to it when she died. I'd love to read it through again.

It had some very interesting old recipes and tips on household chores I remember she advised vinegar and newspaper to clean windows
Originally Posted by Sweetie pie ->
Just found this Ciderz.
I have an original first addition Mrs Beatings. I will go into my attic and fetch it.
I will take a pic. No photos just engraving.
It was passed down to me through the generations. Between the pages there are hand written notes through both wars.
A genuine first edition (1861) is, apparently, worth about £1000 .....

https://www.abebooks.co.uk/book-sear...s/bx/sortby/1/
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