Justine Dorn of Early American, who makes historical dishes in traditional dress, silently prepared a batch of New Year’s Cakes using a recipe from 1796. Dorn explains that these cakes are more like caraway sugar cookies and are meant to be given out freely.
What year is it again? Well, today’s it’s 1796 as we recreate this recipe for New Year’s Cakes. This recipe is from over 220 years ago. These cakes, which were cooked flat and small like modern day cookies, were intended to be handed out to guests during large New Year’s parties