Eat, Drink & Be Merry
Eat, Drink & Be Merry explores the world of food and drink from the Downton era. Remember, anyone can be a Downton Cook! This board is curated by Downton Cooks: www.downtonabbeycooks.com
Mothers Day is celebrated in North America in May. Hosting a Tea Party is a great last minute gift to give your mom. Invite the little ladies in your life and make it a mother-daughter tea. The basics and recipe ideas.
Nothing better than sweet buns and a cup of tea. I inherited my Granny's recipe which makes dozens of light sweet buns. Use this recipe as your base to create currant buns, cinnamon buns, chelsea buns, hot cross buns. Freezes well.
Hot Cross Buns are still a Good Friday tradition. The recipe I inherited from my Granny' makes this and other sweet buns to share with family and friends.
Eggs en Cocotte: treat your loved ones to a lovely brunch dish named for the container it is baked in. This version, with bacon, is tribute to Lady Mary's late night pig encounter with Charles Blake.
Easy Asparagus Feuilletés. Ivy gets her big chance to cook dishes on her own in Season 4. Asparagus and puff paste is all you need.
Syllabub: one of the Downton desserts served to house guests in S4E3 is syllabub, a boozy dairy dessert dating back to the 17th & 18th centuries. Try my healthier version. Don't panic, Mrs. Patmore, it is really easy to make.
Remains of the Day Turkey Soup is a wonderful way to use up your holiday dinner leftovers. This recipe from my ebook Abbey Cooks Entertain ow.ly/gZOgN.
Squash Risotto: If live upstairs at Downton you might not "do" Halloween, but you can still get into the spirit of the day by enjoying this easy to make colorful heart-healthy dish.
Downton Cooking Lesson: Perfecting your Pumpkin Pie. If doesn't have to be full of fat to taste great, and there are a few baking tricks Daisy learned to make it look as good as it tastes.