Blue food coloring came from indigo, or from Prussian Blue. Prussian blue originated in the early 1700’s, and the name is said to have come from the actual dye used to color the Prussian military uniforms. (Prussian Blue has been approved to help rid the body of radioactive contaminants, but the CDC has noted that …
Of all the food colorings that were produced, red is the most unusual for me. When I think of red food coloring I think of a red velvet cake, sweet hummingbird food, and Valentine’s day treats. I don’t think of insects. Cochineal is the red coloring produced from the manufacture or process of the Cochineal …
Saffron is used to both flavor and color a dish. Yellow food coloring is easily made through the use of saffron, and different shades of yellow uses different strength, or a mixture of saffron and other other colors. These authentic food color recipes come from The Complete Confectioner, Pastry-Cook and Baker, first issue published in …
Green food coloring is important in confectionery work, as with all the other colorings. There are many different ways to make a greed food coloring using vegetables and other ingredients. These authentic food color recipes come from The Complete Confectioner, Pastry-Cook and Baker. Sap Green This is prepared from the fruit of the buckthorn, and …
Ratafias are flavored liqueurs made of sweetened, infused spirits. They were used in confectionery and pastry, and came in different colors and flavors. From Wikipedia: Ratafia is a term used for two types of sweet alcoholic beverage, either a fortified wine or a fruit-based beverage. The latter type is a liqueur or cordial flavored with …
The 1911 copy of Royal Baker and Pastry Cook included a recipe for chocolate cakes baked in patty pans. Of course, since the recipe book is published by a baking powder company, baking powder is the most important ingredient. My copy included a small flyer, Facts Worth Knowing, describing the differences in the different baking …
Patty-pans, patty pans – Cups used for baking, usually paper. Items used to bake in them: muffins, cakes, quick breads, etc. Also made of other materials such as tin. Other Links for Patty Pan History: This link shows a selection from the Patty Pan collection in the La Trobe Collection, State Library of Victoria, black …
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