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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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To make Coffee, by a simple and good method -Pour boiling water in the proportion of six cupfuls to one cupful of freshly ground coffee, but double the quantity for foreigners. Let this be on the point of boiling for two or three minutes, held over the fire, and taken off at pleasure, so as to keep up the temperature, but not permit any violent ebullition. Pour out a cupful two or three times, returning it; and set the coffee pot on the hob to keep hot, while the coffee clears. Good cream is essential to good English coffee.  Margaret Dods




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