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Victorian Food Recipes

Here at The Judge's Lodging we love Victorian food and cooking. Occasionally we even hold large Georgian & Victorian 5 course dinners, with around fifty dishes in each.  Don't get the Curator talking about Victorian jellies - she's made loads and collects moulds. We're going to give our old ice-cream maker a go some time too (we're afraid we usually cheat by using a freezer). So, we love it so much we thought we'd share some of our favourite recipes with you. All of these are ones we have made ourselves. You'll also find some more recipes in our learning resource The Great Victorian Picnic.

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Colliflowers Fry'd

Take two fine colliflowers, boil them in milk and water, the leave one whole, and pull the other to pieces, take half a pound of butter, with two spoonfuls of water, a little dust of flour, and melted butter in a stew-pan; then put in whole Colliflower cut in two, the other pull to pieces, and fry till it is very light brown, season with pepper and salt. When it is enough, lay the two halves in the middle, and pour the rest all over.  Hannah Glasse




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