1914 recipesWith Christmas cooking on my menu for this week I wondered what was cooking 100 years ago in the district where I grew up.
Here are some recipes from The Kapunda Herald of 4 December 1914. Cabbage boiled for three or four hours, not quite the aroma of Christmas cooking that I have in mind.
1914 'Useful Recipes.', Kapunda Herald (SA : 1878 - 1951), 4 December, p. 4, viewed 2 December, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article108279128
This one is rather more interesting for a Christmas treat but quite a lot of work involved over a hot fire in South Australia where in December temperatures can range well above 35 degrees C.
Interesting use of a thimbleful as a unit for measuring ingredients. I wonder how many of us would need to buy a thimble to make this recipe and would a modern day thimble be the same size as one from 1916?
The joys of Trove, often it ends up posing more questions for us to ponder.
Enjoy your Christmas cooking!
1916 'CHRISTMAS RECIPES.', Kapunda Herald (SA : 1878 - 1951), 22 December, p. 1, viewed 2 December, 2014,