Thursday, September 27, 2012

The food of Downton Abbey | Feature articles - ITV Food

The food of Downton Abbey | Feature articles - ITV Food

If you’d like to try your hand at some Edwardian-era cooking, here are three recipes typical of the period...    

Meat pie

4 cups cooked cornmeal

Rice, hominy or mashed potato

1 onion, sliced

2 cups tomato

Half tsp salt and pepper

1 tbsp fat

1lb left over meat, cut into small pieces

Melt fat, add onion and fry until brown. Add the tomato, seasoning and meat and heat through. Grease a baking dish, put in a layer of the cereal or potato, add the meat and gravy and cover with cereal or potato dotted with fat. Bake for half an hour. As made by Ivan Day .

Meatless sausage

1 cup soaked and dried peas, beans, lentils or lima beans

Half cup of dried breadcrumbs

Quarter cup of fat

1 egg

Half tsp salt

1 tsp sage

Mix and shape as sausage. Roll in flour and fry in dripping.

Beef stew

1lb meat from neck, cross ribs, shin or knuckles

1 onion, sliced

Three quarter cup carrots

Half cup turnips

1 cup potatoes

1 tsp salt

Quarter tsp pepper

Half cup flour

1 quart of water

Soak half the meat, cut into small pieces, in the quart of water for one hour. Heat slowly to boiling point. Season the other half of the meat with salt and pepper, roll in flour and brown in 3 tablespoons of fat with the onion. Add to the soaked meat, which has been brought to boiling point. Cook for one hour or until tender. Add the vegetables and flour mixed with half a cup of cold water. Cook until the vegetables are tender.

From Foods That Will Win The War And How To Cook Them by C. Houston Goudiss and Alberta M. Goudiss (1918).

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