Dec 07 2015

Regency Traditions Video:1824 English Gingerbread

Regency Christmas Traditons

This video on making traditional gingerbread really reveals my inner food geek.  

Ok, talking about this history of chemical leavening might not be your thing, but it’s really fascinating.



Even it you’re not into kitchen physics the way I am–hey I live with a bunch of engineers and it has changed me. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking with it, but the way–anyway, watching period baking methods is still pretty fascinating.

Given my family’s penchant–ok, obsession–with baked goods, I will probably be trying this one out sooner rather than later!  Probably shouldn’t have said that. If they read this, they’ll be expecting gingerbread tonight!

If you try this one out, be sure and let me know how it goes!


Make Your Your Own 1824 English Gingerbread


Read more about syllabub and other holiday foods here.


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  1. Taswmom

    This it the first of these posts I’ve seen, but if your books are being given, I’m here! I love all of your stories I’ve read! I also love learning some of the traditions of some of my ancestors. And old fashioned gingerbread. I’m here! Thank you!

  2. Kristi Van Howling

    This is the 1st post i’ve seen! Going to check out the rest!

  3. Megan

    I enjoyed the video about old fashion gingerbread! I love making gingerbread every year and this was fascinating to me. I think I will be trying this out! 🙂

  4. Nancy Duell

    I enjoy your stories every time I read one. Thank you.

  5. bn100

    looks tasty

  6. Donna Hatch Romance Author

    Your holiday posts are so fun! I’m not much of a cook, but I’m very tempted to try the homemade gingerbread.

  7. Carole in Canada

    Well that was interesting! I think I will stick to modern day gingerbread cookies!

  8. Erika Messer

    Mmmm just thinking of gingerbread is making my mouth water! I am definitely going to see if I can make these though, I would love to see how they really ate it back then 🙂 Thanks for the posts for all us foodies!

  9. Lisa H

    And now I want some.

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