A working mom's food adventures in and out of the kitchen
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Sleepy Hollow Cornmeal Shortcakes
A sleepy afternoon at Philipsburg Manor and Farm in Sleepy Hollow was just what the doctor ordered for us this weekend - we had a lovely time learning about 17th century Hudson valley history and lifestyles. The kids learned how to make Flax and collected cornmeal at a working grist-mill. We decided to spend some of Sunday afternoon making the cornmeal shortcakes as they were originally made in the 17th century, thanks to the recipes posted on the Historic Hudson Valley website. A nice commemoration of the quadricentennial....
The kids loved all the measuring involved. And just so you know, we substituted butter for the vegetable shortening. Another trick - make buttermilk by combining 2/3 cups of low fat yogurt and 1/3 cup skimmed milk for one cup of buttermilk.