This article has simple filling recipes that use basic foods and seem really easy to make. Civil War Era Foods You Can Still Make Today | Prepper's Will It has a recipe using horehound which I have always liked the taste of. I need to hunt down some horehound but for now...... This is the one I will be trying- Hospital Gingerbread (original 1860’s recipe) Ingredients: 1 cup molasses ¼ lb. butter, softened ½ cup buttermilk 2 eggs 1 tablespoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 cups flour Preparation: Preheat the oven to 350 F. Butter a 9-inch square pan and dust it lightly with flour. Beat the ¼ lb. of butter until it is smooth and creamy. Add the eggs and beat well. Add the buttermilk and molasses, and blend. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, ginger, and baking powder. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix well. Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 35 minutes. Stick a toothpick into the center of the gingerbread. If it comes out clean, the gingerbread is done. Cool in the pan, and then cut into 9-12 pieces. The recipe calls for buttermilk which is something I do not keep on hand but you can make a buttermilk substitute easy. I have tried the cream of tartar and milk (works) but you can also use lemon and vinegar. Here is a link that has a few different methods for substituting buttermilk. Don't Have Buttermilk? Don't Panic!