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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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Spinach with Cream & Eggs

'Spinage' with Cream and Eggs

This being a pretty genteel dish, it is a pity to leave it out. Scald it in a morsel of butter and water and salt, press the juice from it very dry, chop it small, and put it into a stewpan with about half a pint of cream, a morsel of butter and flour, a whole old onion, pepper and salt, a little nutmeg; stew all together a few minutes, take out your onion, squeeze in lemon or orange, and dish it up. Garnish with either hard eggs cut in two, or bits of bread nicely fry'd. William Verral



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  • list arrowWhat did Victoria do first

    after her coronation in 1837?  Have a parliamentary meeting?  Have tea with all the royal dignitaries?  No - she gave her dog, Dash, a bath.


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