Cauldron cooking over the open fire.

cooking biscuits in an dutch oven using hot coals under and on top.
cooking biscuits in an dutch oven using hot coals under and on top.
After learning how to cook over the open hearth at King’s Landing and spending the summer restoring an family heirloom copper plated cauldron, I was ready to do my own cooking over fire. I used a  recipe for Irish Stew from OUT OF OLD NOVA SCOTIA KITCHENS, by Marie Nightingale. I used a recipe to mix dough for the  biscuits from  King’s Landing.   We then built a fire pit and cooked dinner.  Here are the photos of the dinner cooking.  The stew was out of this world.

My biscuit technique needs work as I put them directly into a cast iron dutch oven and should have put them into another pan inside the dutch oven. I then put hot ashes under and on top of the lid.


Soda Biscuits (a recipe from the Morehouse House in King’s Landing, New Brunswick)

3 cups of Flour
3 Tbsp. of Sugar
1 1/2 Tsp.of Salt
3 Tsp. Cream of Tartar
1 1/2 Tsp. of Soda
3/4 Cup Butter or Lard
1 Cup of Milk and 1 egg – Mix egg in Milk
Take 3 cups of flour and add sugar, salt, cream of tartar and soda.
Cut in butter or lard
Add milk and egg, mix.
Roll out on a floured board – 3/4 of an inch thick and cut with a cup.
Cook in a hot oven for 8-10 minutes.


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