Jess Touchette

looking down slightly at two syllabub cocktails on a silver tray

Syllabub Recipe – A Hamiltonian Cocktail

Syllabub is an English cocktail most popular from the 16th to 19th centuries. Syllabub has a frothed top made from milk whisked with sugar, cider, spices, and cream, and it tastes somewhat like eggnog. I …

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First Layer Cake

The Invention of Frosting

In Jess Touchette's second contributor post, she shares the fascinating history of frosting and layer cakes. Read on... In a recent post about 17th-century "biscuit bread," I traced the centuries-long evolution of …

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This Seventeenth-Century Cake Is the Ancestor of the Cakes We Love Today

My newest contributor is Jess Touchette - she's a librarian and she'll be sharing well-researched stories of the desserts that you know and love.  I hope you enjoy her first contribution. This is a …

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