Colonial Food and Cooking

Food and
Natalie Anantua
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New England Colonies
Middle Colonies
Colonial Cooking Tools
There were several different tools in a colonial
kitchen. All the tools necessary were made of
iron to withstand the heat of the fireplace.
 The kettles were very heavy. The kettle was
suspended over a fire to make materials for
 Another tool was a skillet with legs. The reason
for their legs was so they could put on the coals
to cook.
 In some colonial kitchens, there were bread
ovens. In order to put bread in or take it out,
they used a long, flat paddle called a peel.
Who was the colonial
Colonial Fun Facts
In Colonial times, children had to follow some very
strict rules such as, not moving their mouth with any
noise and the same for all their other body parts.
There was not much milk in the winter. Instead the
colonists used sweetened cider thinned with water.
Sometimes they soaked bread in it.
If you were not as wealthy as your neighbors, you would
hide your fish in the cupboard when they came to visit.
This is because you did not want them to think you
were a cheap-o!
When children thought a meal was good, they couldn’t
say it was good.
Apple Pie Recipe
Prep time: 30 min Cook Time: 1Hr
1 recipe pastry for a 9 in. double crust pie
½ cup unsalted butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
½ cup white sugar
½ cup packed brown sugar
¼ cup water
8 Granny Smith apples- peeled, cored and sliced
Ready In: 1 Hr 30 min
1. Melt butter in a sauce pan. Stir in flour to form a paste. Add white
sugar, brown sugar and water; bring to a boil. Reduce temperature, and
simmer 5 minutes.
 2. Meanwhile, place the bottom crust in your pan. Fill with apples,
mounded slightly. Cover with a lattice work crust. Gently pour the
sugar and butter liquid over the crust. Pour slowly so that it doesn’t run
 3. Bake 15 min. at 425 degrees F. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F,
and continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes.
URLs and Other Resources
Revolutionary Recipes: Colonial Food, Lore, & More by
Patricia B. Mitchell

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