Old Cooking Ways

OLD COOKERY BOOKS AND ANCIENT CUISINE BY W. CAREW HAZLITT, POPULAR EDITION, LONDON 1902 —  Scroll about 2/3’s way down the very long html page to The Kitchen and read about cooking in the 1700s in England over a fire.

From Feeding America Project – Cast Iron Gem or Muffin Pan  From 1884 Mrs. Lincoln – These heavy cast iron pans which were available with shallow or deep cups, were designed for baking muffins or muffin like breads called gems.  Gems are “the simplest form of bread,” using whole wheat or graham flour, salt, and water, no leavening, no eggs. Gem pans could be used interchangeably with popover pans.

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