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Hot Cross Buns The Regency tradition of Hot Cross Buns eaten on Good Friday stems from Medieval times.
Serle’s Soft Boiled Eggs Emma’s Serle knows the best way to boil an egg, but the tasty breakfast treat is as popular today as it was 200 years ago.
Steventon Roasted Potatoes Potatoes were grown at Steventon as early as 1773. In this, Mrs. Austen was decades ahead of her time, and the wonder of her neighbours who supposed them to be a dish fit only for gentry. Puddings had served as the main source of starch in English diets, but a wheat shortage in 1794 led …
The 17th Century Origins of the Candy Cane With origins in 17th C. Germany, it’s possible that the tradition had carried over to England by Austen’s era.
Preserved Ginger When Jane Austen wrote to her sister Cassandra of the holiday visits they enjoyed (endured?) in 1808, she included a delightful word picture of one of their guests. As the letter is dated Tuesday, December 27, we can assume that Christmas was the previous Sunday and the visit occurred on December 22. It gives a …
Sally Lunn Buns or Solilemmes One of the most traditional of Bath foods
A Tansey for Lent first made from the Tansey plant, but later signifying any cake made in a similar manner…
Ship’s Biscuit the traditional food of the Royal Navy
Apricot Marmelade and Apricot “Cakes” A selection of delectable Apricot delights, such as those served in Sense and Sensibility
Mrs. Martin’s Mashed Turnips A lovely change from the ordinary mashed potatoes or boiled vegetable side dish.
Conserve of Roses, boiled A lovely way to make your roses last just a little bit longer.
To Dress Broccoli Eliza Ketelby Rundell’s recipe for Broccoli
Crawford’s Crumpets for Tea Enjoy a Regency Tea Time Treat
In Love with “La Pomme D’Amour” Preserving summer’s favorite fruit: Tomatoes, or, as the French have it, “Love Apples”
Lavender Shortbread Kelly Epstein shares her recipe for this delightful summer treat
Bubble and Squeak Regency comfort food!
Waffles for Lady Day The perfect treat for any time of day.
Scotch Eggs A hearty snack claimed by Fortnum and Mason
Gooseberry Cheese Jamming June Fruits
Havest Jellies: Hartshorn, Cranberry and Orange A collection of Autumn colors and tastes
Brawn: A favorite Christmas treat Sausage or Head Cheese it was a period favorite
Naples Bisket or Sponge Cake Large, small, or any size at all, this cake is a classic favorite.
English Muffins The history of a Tea Time staple
To Make Salamongundy Could this popular salad have connections to a nursury rhyme?
Mr. Woodhouse’s Thin Gruel Wholesomeness for Every Constitution
Pickling Plums and Other Indigestibles Keeping Summer all year long…
The Spices of Life Healthy Diets and Hearty Appetites in the Colonies
Barmbrack A traditional Halloween treat
Mashed Potatoes for Christmas Part of the traditional Christmas Dinner
Clotted cream The staple of a Devonshire Tea
Peach Preserves Keeping Summer fruit all year long
Blanched Asparagus “There is nothing grandmama loves better than… asparagus…”
Yorkshire Pudding A Sunday Dinner Staple
Make your Own Butter Create your own homemade Bread and Butter– a teatime treat.
Bath Buns This city’s gastronomic contribution to the world.
Boiled Eggs for Easter: Dying Methods and Uses Serle understands boiling an egg better than any body…
Biscuits & Marmalade “…A short and compendious history of Miss Debary!” ~Jane Austen, 1798
Black Butter “But as to our black butter. . . it is all gone.”
All the Delights of the Season …the beautiful pyramids of grapes, nectarines, and peaches soon collected them round the table…