Frumerty, Plum Pottage, Hackin Pudding and Plum Pudding battle it out
A recipe from 1699 with raisins, suet, currants, peel, spices and sugar and…beef
Gasp at bawdy and disorderly routs and discover the cakes that were served at them
A recipe written as a poem If you have a good pudding pray mind what you’re taughtTake two penny worth of eggs when they’re twelve for a groat,Then take of the fruit which Eve once did cozen,Well pared and well …
Which food reminds you of your grandparents? For me, it’s seed cake served with tea in proper cups next to a blazing coal fire What’s your grandparent or food memory? I’d love to hear. The words above went out …
One of the earliest pickles to become popular in England was piccalilli
Let me whisk you through a historic house feeding you morsels of puddings in each room we enter
Here is a booklet for the Jane Austen Picnic Experience course. Download the booklet (PDF)
Imagine picnic hampers filled with delicious food
A brewery, a vineyard, a picnic and a recipe, first broadcast 20th June 2021
Here is a booklet for the Hot Cross Buns course and a link to a 6 minute video that runs through all the steps in the recipe we’ll be making. Download the booklet (PDF) View the video
This recipes comes from Gary Rhodes – Around Britain. First published in 1996. Ingredients For the pie 175-225g sweet shortcrust pastry 400g fresh greengages, halved and stoned Icing sugar 2-3 tbsps greengage jam or lime marmalade For the sponge 50g …
From Bitter Honey: Recipes and Stories from the Island of Sardinia by Letitia Clark. For the base 1-2 blood oranges 100g sugar For the batter 200ml olive oil – any kind is good, I used virgin 200g caster sugar Pinch …
A delicious pudding that’s a poem from the days when few cooks could read or write
This is a basic recipe and useful for mince pies and tarts. Ingredients 125g/4oz cold butter 250g/8oz plain flour 1 teaspoon salt A little cold water (about 1 tablespoon) Method Put the flour in a mixing bowl. Chop the butter …
Spotted Dick, Jam Roly Poly, Bakewell Pudding, Summer Pudding, Queen of Puddings
Are you interested in food AND history? Do you want to start cooking historic recipes but find it difficult to start?
I used it to make Valentine’s cakes for a romantic poetry reading.
Up a scaffold I hatched a plan. Looking down at an old kitchen I imagined the dresser restored and a huge kitchen table in the middle. One day I would make historic recipes in this space and bring the kitchen …
The 1830s Regency kitchen is where I work and from where I write this.