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.