recipes

How to make a traditional Christmas Pudding in a Pudding Cloth

How to make a traditional Christmas Pudding in a Pudding Cloth

The damp fug of a pudding gently boiling in a old kitchen. The rattling of the saucer I put in to let me know all is still good. The air getting colder. To me these are all signs of Christmas coming up and although it […]

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 Piccalilli – Regency Style!

How to make Piccalilli – Regency Style!

One of the earliest pickles to become popular in England was piccalilli.  A recipe of 1694 states: ‘To pickle lila, an Indian Pickle’ describes a vinegar and brine sauce which was flavoured with ginger, garlic, pepper, turmeric and mustard seeds. In the sauce was cabbage, […]

How to Pickle a Peach

How to Pickle a Peach

The Regency Town house was full of Italian artists when I made this recipe for the first time. It was a warm summer’s evening and the kitchen window was wide open. There was an Anglo-Italian exhibition launch in the drawing room two floors above. Although […]

How to make historic Hot Cross Buns

How to make historic Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Bun Course (25th, 26th and 28th March) We could have gone out to the shops and bought them.  But where is the fun in that? I think something I found online might help to explain. “Bought, they taste so dull. Modern commerce has […]

How to convert an historical recipe

How to convert an historical recipe

Historical recipes aren’t easy to decipher. You may struggle with strange terms, odd ingredients and confusing spelling.  Here are some tips to get you started. What about all these F words? It’s the f and s. It really helps to remember to read the f […]