Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Hearth Baking at Old Sturbridge Village by Ella

 One day, I went with my family to Old Sturbridge Village. My two sisters and I went with our Mom to a class about cooking on a hearth. We made cookies.
 We mixed flour, maple sugar, butter, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg and rose water. The cinnamon and nutmeg smelled good.
The teacher put them in a reflector oven by the fire.
 While they baked we made lemonade. It tasted so good. While the cookies baked, our teacher let us see some old tools they used to cook with. The cookies were so good, we brought back some cookies for my brother and Dad.    


  1. What an enjoyable post concerning your trip to Sturbridge Village. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Thank you for the post concerning Sturbridge Village. I felt as if I were there. Thank you for the post.

  3. Thanks for the write-up, Ella! I'd like to hear more about the reflector oven.. I've never heard of that before! It makes sense, though, that you couldn't bake cookies over direct heat on a heart... Did you learn anything more about how the hearth oven works?

    Also, what was the rose water like? I've read about rose water in old cookie recipes, but I've never used or even seen any. Do you think it's worth bringing back for modern recipes?

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