As November comes to a close so does the FSU Special Collections & Archives Great Rare Books Bake Off. We have had a month full of mixing, baking, cooking, and exploring; our recipes ranged from cakes, cookies, meat pie, hot punch, soup, fish, mushrooms, and much more! Diving into the stacks, our contributors learned about the historic origins of several different recipes, and navigated the difficulties of how measurements and oven temperatures have evolved over time.
Hot Punch by Rachel Duke
Aspic Mould with Vegetables by Kristin Hagaman
Winter Squash Soup by Christianne Beekman
Cheese Biscuits by Rachel Duke
Yorkshire Pudding by Kristin Hagaman
Stewed Mushrooms by Matt Hunter
Neates-Tongue by Matthew Burrell
“Venison” Pasty by Krystal Thomas
Snow Cake by Kristin Hagaman
Bizcochos de Chocolate by Tanya Peres
Molasses Cookies by Emily McClellan
Hot Milk Sponge Cake by Denise Wetzel
We appreciate all of the effort put forth by the contributors to the FSU Special Collections & Archives Great Rare Books Bake Off!
As for the winner of this month’s bake off….it is everyone! Truly, every participant demonstrated extraordinary commitment and skills in recreating historical recipes and it was so much fun watching this unfold. Comment below to tell us about your family’s traditional recipes or how you have reworked old recipes to make more sense in the 21st century. Should the Great Rare Books Bake Off become a yearly event? Let us know!
Everyone loves a savory meat jelly, right?