Have you ever wanted to learn how to make locust bread, or the correct way to serve a Turtle? Any idea what’s involved in Sheep’s Head Broth? Or why two Army Officers exchanged encoded instructions on how to prepare rice pudding in 1808? Fancy a taste of Invalid Fruit Tart, or having a go at recreating marmalade in the style of a 17th century Countess?
Download The Edible Archive Recipe Cards at the bottom of this page and have a go!
(Tweed Kettle: An example of one of the recipe cards which can be downloaded below)
*Please note - while every effort has been made to transcribe these historic recipes, and translate them into usable cooking guides, please do take them with a 'pinch of salt', and feel free to adapt them and make them your own!*
- Granny Goodwin's Ginger Bread Ms C Goodwin Gage15 November 2011PDF 6.43 Mb
- Locust Bread The Bute Archive at Mount Stuart15 November 2011PDF 6.28 Mb
- Orkney Pancakes Orkney Islands Council Library and Archive15 November 2011PDF 5.89 Mb
- Orange Marmalade by the Countess of Sutherland National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections15 November 2011PDF 6.19 Mb
- Encoded Rice Pudding Dundee City Archives09 November 2011PDF 6.34 Mb
- Tweed Kettle Lloyds Banking Group09 November 2011PDF 6.13 Mb
- Sheep's Head Broth Glasgow Caledonian University Archive09 November 2011PDF 7.62 Mb
- The Butler's Ginger Beer Ms E McKellar (Stirling)09 November 2011PDF 6.72 Mb
- Invalid Fruit Tart Lothian Health Services Archive09 November 2011PDF 6.44 Mb