Tag: Kathy Hipperson

How to Make Victoria Sandwiches – The Victorian Way

Lord and Lady Braybrooke have guests for afternoon tea, and so I am in the garden looking for flowers to help with the decoration. I’m going to make Victoria Sandwiches, everybody loves Victoria Sandwiches. For these you will need: The first step is to whisk the eggs. You will need to whisk them for a…

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How to Make Soup for the Poor – The Victorian Way

Oh, good morning! I’ve just got back from seeing Lady Braybrooke. She organises many charitable initiatives, from blankets for the needy to the collection of old toys and such items for new mothers with children. Today, she’s asked me to make a hearty soup for the poor of the parish. It needs to be tasty…

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How to Make Gingerbread – The Victorian Way

Oh, hello. I’ve just found an old gingerbread recipe. I think I might make it for Christmas. The ingredients are… To the treacle, you need to add a quarter of an egg that’s been very well beaten. This is quite an old fashioned recipe, so I prefer to add more sugar. This gingerbread has quite…

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How To Make Breakfast – The Victorian Way

Oh, hello! You’re here rather early. Just in time to help with Lord and Lady Braybrooke’s breakfast, so we must get on. Breakfast may not be the most important meal of the day, but that’s no excuse for making it plain and boring. Today I’m making kedgeree, one of Lady Braybrooke’s favourite dishes to have…

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How To Make Christmas Pudding – The Victorian Way

Oh! Merry Christmas I’m about to make the plum pudding. This is one of my favourite recipes from Eliza Acton’s ‘Modern Cookery’. I have quite a few of her recipes in my cookbook because, well, she’s very, very good. I understand she was the first person to call plum pudding Christmas pudding. For this recipe…

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How To Make A Traditional Christmas Pudding

With just a few days to go till Christmas we’re very busy here in the kitchen. I’ve mostly been making the Christmas Puddings and the Christmas mince pies. So far I’ve put in the flour and the breadcrumbs, the suet and the apples. Now I need to put in the dried fruit. And then we’ll…

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How to Make Butter – The Victorian Way

Ah, morning Fanny. Good morning, Mrs Crocombe! I think I’d like some butter with herbs. Of course, would you prefer parsley or…thyme? I think thyme. – Of course. Thank you dear. – Thank you, Mrs Crocombe. Good day. Oh I do so like it when Mrs Crocombe comes to visit me here in the dairy…

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How to Make Pigeon Pie – The Victorian Way

Oh, this year is running away with me. I can’t believe the shooting season is nearly over here at Audley End House. On shoot days, the guns prefer to have a big breakfast and then a brief but hearty lunch. This pie is a spectacular way of using up pigeons and is ideal for a…

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How to Make Brown Bread Pudding – The Victorian Way

Ah! Today we’re making brown breadcrumb pudding for a luncheon sweet dish. It is also good for the upper servants, or a middle-class family. For this recipe you will need: Brown breadcrumbs Butter Candied peel Sugar Black treacle Eggs Wine, and to serve, wine sauce This is a really good recipe because it uses up…

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