King's 8th Light Coy.

The Light Company of the King's 8th Regiment of Foot has been established as a means through which members of the living history community can develop and share their knowledge, skills and research in a comfortable and welcoming environment. Reenactors, those taking part in this hobby, are welcome to participate and learn what they can from those around them, while contributing for the betterment of all.

Those new to the hobby who are interested in portraying a more progressive side of the Revolutionary War era, will be warmly welcomed and provided with the necessary guidance and resources to participate as full, knowledgeable members of the Light Coy.

Representing the Light Company of the 8th, this group will participate in a variety of events across North America and beyond, though emphasis will be placed on the Great Lakes expeditions and events, covering the historical actions of the Light Coy. and the 8th, at large. 

18th Century Hot Chocolate

With the cold weather finally upon us, there is no better time to dry some 18th century hot chocolate. Sadly, as we have been quite busy, we haven't had a chance to post our instructional video, that noted, why wait when we can share our recipe with you today?

The following recipe is our twist on the drink, based on a series of period recipes and combined, as well as adjusted for a great taste.

The following amounts make a mixture sufficient for two and a half batches and can last for many months in a sealed container:

- 100g dark chocolate, grated
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
- 1/2 cup white sugar (loose, not in cone or cube)

Bring to a simmer 475ml of heavy cream and 475ml 2% milk, once simmering, add 6tbsp of mixture. Do not allow the liquid to boil over, as this will scald the milk and will be unpleasant.

Feel free to add a pinch of cayenne pepper for added flavour. Alternatively, add a few pieces of period candied orange peel; follow us over the next few days for our twist on period candied peels.

Try out the recipe and always remember, live deliciously!


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