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Sweet Treats at Pottsgrove Manor
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February 9, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Looking for something different to impress your valentine? Visit Pottsgrove Manor on Saturday, February 9th, to see 18th century candy and dessert recipes brought to life in the reconstructed kitchen. Then at 1:00pm, dive into the history of candy with Susan Benjamin, food historian, author, and founder of True Treats Historic Candy located in Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia, as she speaks about how some of our favorite treats came to be. Those who pre-register for the lecture will be able to taste samples from True Treats Historic Candy to truly get a taste of history after the lecture. There is a Tasting Fee of $15 per person for those who wish to sample historic candies. Pre-registration for the tasting is required and registration information can be found on the Pottsgrove Manor website, www.montcopa.org/PottsgroveManor. Payment must be received by Saturday, February 2nd and can be cash, check, or money order. Tasting is not required to attend the lecture.
American colonists enjoyed sweet treats that included a variety of cakes, puddings, and also gelatins, made from boiled calves feet, dried fish bladders, or boiled deer horn. These dishes were both eye catching and mouthwatering luxuries that would impress guests at upper class parties and dinners. See these special treats being prepared before your eyes and learn about the intense labor process needed to produce these stunning dishes. Ask about the role of sugar, an indulgence in 18th century kitchens, while learning about other methods used to bring sweetness to desserts. Historic recipes will be available so you bring the history home!