Monday, February 7, 2011

Seven Unusual Baked Goods: Tongue and Foot Pie, Meat and Blood Bread, and Pork Cake

Here are several unusual recipes. Will you recreate them?

This pie is from American Cookery, by Amelia Simmons from 1798.

Tongue Pie:
Made with tongue, apples, sugar, raisins & currants, and spices.

Foot Pie:
Made with calf's feet that was first placed in a vessel of water for a week, then boiled until tender, meat removed and chopped with more fat, beef suet and apples. Then the mixture is baked with wine, raisins and cinnamon & mace, and sugar.

These are from The Complete Bread, Cake and Cracker Baker by J. Thomson Gill, Manager Confectioner and Baker Publishing Co., 1881.

Meat Bread:
1 lb. raw beef chopped fine with 2 to 2 1/4 lbs. flour.

Blood Bread:
Use 20% of uncoagulated blood from raw flesh, preferably beef.

Pork Cake:
Using salt pork with molasses, citron, spices and raisins.

From The Way to a Man's Heart - "The Settlement" Cook Book by Mrs. Simon Kander, 1901.

Cabbage Strudel (with goose oil):
Made with cabbage, sugar, goose oil and raisins.

Two Recipes for Suet Pudding:
Suet made into spiced steamed puddings.

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