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cakes and tarts

Christmas Pudding Workshops

Christmas Pudding Workshops

Are you fascinated by historical food? Would you like to recreate the Christmas flavours of the past?  Come and join a Christmas cooking workshop in a unique historic Regency kitchen in Hove. Down in the basement we will work with historic recipes recreating the tastes […]

How to make Pumpkin Pie

How to make Pumpkin Pie

Amelia Simmons’s book American Cookery appeared in 1796 and it sought “the improvement of the rising generations of females in America”. Almost nothing is known about the author herself except, mentioned by herself in the cookbook, that she was brought up as an orphan. I […]

Chocolate Tart – Hannah Glasse’s way.

Chocolate Tart – Hannah Glasse’s way.

This was the first ever historical recipe that I tried. It was a cold February in 2017. I was at home in my kitchen doing food experiments. It was raining outside. I remember the anticipation. I remember being very excited about trying out an old […]

How to make Seed cake (Elizabeth Raffald’s way)

How to make Seed cake (Elizabeth Raffald’s way)

Devoted to Hannah I have been devoted to Hannah Glasse.  She’s helped me through all the fundraising events Dine Like A Servant and Lunch with the Curator at the Regency Town House.  I owe her a great deal.  But this week I decided I had […]

How do you make Fanchonettes (and what are they?)

How do you make Fanchonettes (and what are they?)

Imagine a pastry case filled with almond and lemon custard, topped with meringue. That’s what these delicious tarts are.  They were made famous by the first celebrity chef Antonin Carême, who, cooked for the royalty of Europe in the early nineteenth century.  He even cooked […]