Sourdough Biscuits and Pioneer Pies: The Old West Baking Book

Hit #7 on the Amazon Top 100 list for Books on the West!

How Did Pioneers in the Old West Do It?

Living in the Old West required not only stamina, but innovation. Imagine putting a cake together without fresh supplies, measuring spoons, or a dedicated work area; imagine baking that cake without a thermometer, steady heat, or a timer. Sourdough Biscuits and Pioneer Pie shares the baking secrets of Native American ranch house cooks, chuck wagon chefs, and wagon train homemakers, with over a hundred Old West recipes—updated and kitchen tested. Classic dutch-oven and cast-iron techniques are also included. Laced among classic baked goods recipes such as Sourdough Biscuits, Apple Brown Betty, and Concord Grape Pie are dozens of anecdotes and fun facts on how our ancestors were so successful with so little.

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: TwoDot; New edition edition (November 1, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1493029703
  • ISBN-13: 978-1493029709
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds

  • A book to savor!A book to savor!Patty via Amazon

    The tradition of culinary arts "is" the heart of memories made!!

    Thanks, Gail, for quickening the taste for good food, hard work, and the surrounding spirit of family throughout the ages.

  • This is a beautifully rendered book with great family recipesThis is a beautifully rendered book with great family recipesLetsBeReal via Amazon

    This is a beautifully rendered book with great family recipes. The stories that go along with the recipes are also interesting and some are very poignant, like the story about "Mike's Cornbread" recipe (which I am going to try). Mike Hensley, who got the recipe from his mother, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's and lost his ability to cook. His family cornbread recipe was lost, but several years later, his wife Marcia received an e-mail from an old friend who had found the recipe, and Marcia contributed it to the book. The historical photographs for many of the family recipes add a dimension not often seen in cook books, and the great photos of the food make you want to bake, and this is the season for it!

  • Fantastic collection of recipes and history!Fantastic collection of recipes and history!Shanna Hatfield via Amazon

    A wonderful collection of recipes combined with historical details, vintage photos, and so much more! I could spend hours pouring over this book and trying all the fabulous recipes!

  • A beautiful, historical collection of Old West baking.A beautiful, historical collection of Old West baking.Annie via Amazon

    The cover on this book is quite beautiful and a great introduction to the inside. It's full of Old West history and recipes as well as how the recipes were preserved and passed down. Many of the contributors of the recipes still live in this beautiful part of far northern California which lends even more authenticity. The photographs are beautiful in their simplicity and add to the overall historical feel of the book. Healthy, home made, back to basics recipes at their best.

  • Old-time Recipe FavoritesOld-time Recipe FavoritesN. Bright via Amazon

    A wide variety of old-time recipes, makes this book the perfect addition to your cookbook collection. The absolute best part is the vintage photographs and the historical information on a variety of cooking basics and practices. Very well layed out and a treat just to read. The perfect gift for a friend. Buy one for yourself too.

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