This old-fashioned berry recipes cookbook from Bear Wallow Books contains 74 recipes for raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, cranberries, cherries, and more. It also includes historical notes on how berries were used and prepared in Colonial Times.
Early Colonials who relied on the land for their food knew that berries were plentiful and could be used in a variety of different ways. They were eaten fresh, dried and preserved.
What I appreciate about this cookbook is the time and effort that went into finding and testing the recipes. They are simple to make and use on-hand, everyday ingredients just like the original recipes would have been. Back in earlier times, it was a luxury to have certain seasonings. The recipes in this book are as close to authentic as you will get.
This cookbook contains berry recipes from those colonial times including 23 recipes for raspberries and blackberries with no shortage of pies, shortcakes, cobblers, ice cream, muffins, and salads. There are also 18 recipes for blueberries with pies, cobblers, cakes, waffles, breads, and jam. It also includes recipes for a blueberry buckle and blueberry grunt and 9 cranberry recipes for muffins, stuffing, pork chops, salads, relish, and more.
There are plenty of cherry recipes like cherry pie, tarts, sauce, cheesecake, muffins, cherry crisp, cherry slump, and cherry nut bread. This cookbook also includes a few extras like mulberry jam, mulberry chiffon pie and gooseberry Fool.
Here are a few of the titles from this berry recipes cookbook:
Raspberry: shortcake, cobbler, raspberry pie, spicy raspberry cake, raspberry flummery, raspberry slump, raspberry fool, and many more including soups, salads, and waffles.
Blueberry: cobbler, Bavarian cake, blueberry spice cake supreme, blueberry torte, blueberry grunt, blueberry buckle, and others.
Cranberry: relish, cranberry salad, cranberry pork chops, cranberry stuffing, muffins, cranberry nut pie, and more.
Cherry: pie, tarts, cheesecake, cherry slump, braised chicken with cherry sauce, turnovers, and others.
- This 32-page softcover paperback cookbook measures 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.
- All recipes in these cookbooks are in US equivalents (cups, pounds, ounces).
- Take your pick and order a few different titles.
- They are a nice item to have on hand when you need a last minute shower or wedding gift.