Tag: Food and Drink

Regency Traditions Video:Make Your Your Own Wassail Punch

  Regency wassail was usually far more alcoholic than this, and wine based. But this recipe has a lot of the same feel with fruit and spices.     We are more the fruit juice and spice punch type people, so I’m not sure we’ll try this particular version, but I’d love to hear about it …

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Regency Traditions Video:1824 English Gingerbread

This video on making traditional gingerbread really reveals my inner food geek.   Ok, talking about this history of chemical leavening might not be your thing, but it’s really fascinating. Even it you’re not into kitchen physics the way I am–hey I live with a bunch of engineers and it has changed me. That’s my …

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Regency Traditions Video:Delicious Whipped Syllabub

  Sweetened heavy cream, half curdled, half whipped, floated on sweetened wine or juice. Watch a syllabub made the old fashioned way.   Delicious Whipped Syllabub Read more about syllabub and other holiday foods here.   If you enjoyed this post you might also enjoy:  

Regency Christmas Traditions: The Christmas Feast

Though the Christmas feast was a high point in the festivities, other balls and parties, especially on Twelfth Night placed many demands on the Regency kitchen.   So many guests could require a tremendous amount of food to be kept on hand. All this celebrating could leave a hostess utterly overwhelmed and exasperated by the …

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Regency Traditions Video: Make a Plum Pudding

  Though today’s video depicts 18th century methods, little changed about making plum pudding during the Regency Era.      18th Century Cooking with Jas Townsend and Son: Plum Pudding   Read more about plum pudding here. Read about the Bennet family’s Stir it Up Sunday here.  Read more about syllabub and other holiday foods …

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