Victorian Jelly: Fruit Jellies

Victorian Jelly: Fruit Jellies

Victorian Jelly: Fruit Jellies Victorian Jelly: Fruit Jellies . . Previous posts in this Victorian Jellies series have focused on moulded dishes, sweet or savory, popular in the nineteenth century. In contrast, this post focuses on jellies. The kind of jelly one...
Victorian America’s Marble Cakes

Victorian America’s Marble Cakes

Victorian America’s Marble Cakes Victorian America’s Marble Cakes . . Mmmmm! Doesn’t the Food Network pic of Marble Cake look delish? When’s the last time you tasted this old-fashioned treat? . Marble Cake’s Beginnings . German immigrants...
Victorian-Era Hair Care

Victorian-Era Hair Care

Victorian-Era Hair Care Victorian-Era Hair Care . Want good hair? Follow this toilette from 1861, published in Godey’s Lady’s Book. Instructions include how to cleanse the scalp and hair. How, you ask, in an era prior to the 20th-century invention of...
Victorian Jelly: Molds

Victorian Jelly: Molds

Victorian Jelly: Molds Victorian Jelly: Molds . . Nineteenth-century folks adored jellied dishes. Picture fancy molded (moulded) Jell-O, Victorian-style. . To set a fancy gelatinous mass of goodness, Victorian cooks used molds. These dishes were made of a few...
Victorian America’s Gold and Silver Cakes

Victorian America’s Gold and Silver Cakes

Victorian America’s Gold and Silver Cakes Victorian America’s Gold and Silver Cakes . During a century of gold- and silver-fever Victorian America’s cooks named two similar cakes Gold and Silver. After all, many Americans were keenly aware of the...