Monday, January 9, 2012

Sweet Tooth -- With a Kick

Culminating Pottsgrove Manor's intoxicating exhibit about alcohol in colonial America, Pottsgrove Manor soon will feature a program about making desserts that also included alcohol.

Called "A Distillation of Desserts, the live demonstration of cooking methods will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21.
Learn about colonial sweets with alcohol on Jan. 21

The open-hearth cooking demonstration will feature Pottsgrove manor's historic cooks preparing authentic 18th century recipes for sweets and treats made with a variety of libations.

The program caps the current exhibit, "Spirituous Liquors and Healthful Distillations: Alcohol in Colonial America."

Visitors to this program can also tour the exhibit, which closes on Jan. 29.

During  last month's Candlelight Tours of Pottsgrove Manor, which showed how Pottstown founder John Potts would have entertained during the holidays, one of the featured confections was "syllabub," which was made with rich milk or cream, seasoned with sugar, and curdled with wine or hard cider.

And that's just one example of the the kind of tasty information you might find during this program.

Operated by Montgomery County under the direction of the Parks and Heritage Services Department, Pottsgrove Manor is located at 100 W. King St. and is the home of John Potts, colonial ironmaster and founder of Pottstown.

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