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Abbaye Lessay Manchester

Today is our first Tuesday of Downton Downtime 2013, at least for those who have watched all episodes up to Season 3.  For the rest of you who have just discovered Downton, enjoy the ride and watch out for spoilers.

Each Tuesday I dish on Downton Abbey and other topical issues one might discuss at tea, served up with a recipe with an interesting history.  You may find my Online Guide to Afternoon Tea helpful in understanding traditions and recipes to help you host your own tea party with family and friends.

Today’s treat is Manchester Pudding, perfect for paying homage to Matthew’s hometown.

Downton Dish

Season 3 all summed up

Abbey Cooks Entertain: Because Food Provides Comfort

With 220 Downton era recipes, you will want to get this book for recipes for the famous Downton dishes from Season 1-3. Book sales help offset my costs in food, equipment and time to keep bringing you new dishes each week.  You can only get a signed copy here on my site.  If you don’ have an eReader I would suggest the PDF version which can be printed if you like. 

Be THE Cook in Your Own Abbey

@SpringMFRGirl’s truffled egg on toast

While I am passionate about Downton Abbey, I get really excited when I can inspire others to get into the kitchen to cook real and healthy food, particularly those like Lady Sybil who have no skills, but are eager to learn.  Cooking is a labour of love and sharing that love is so important in building/maintaining relationships.

@spunforewe’s tea and scones

The Crawleys and servants shared most of their meals together.  It is a shame our busy lives prevent many of us from sitting down together to eat on a regular basis.  Keep sharing your pictures of Downton era foods and I will post here and thank you with a free download of my book.

 

The Original Receipt

The Manchester tart is based on manchester pudding from the Dowager’s era.  This particular version is one of the earliest published versions brought to us in 1861 by the young Mrs. Beeton, my  favorite domestic diva of the Victorian Era: Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management. She taught a generation of middle class housewives, like Isobel, how to run an efficient home.

You might be interested to see how a Victorian recipe was laid out.  Prior to Mrs. Beeton there was no separation of ingredients and method so you didn’t know what you needed until you read the whole “receipt”.  Mrs. Beeton not only included the yield, but when best to prepare the dish and cost.

Original Recipe 1300. INGREDIENTS — 3 oz. of grated bread, 1/2 pint of milk, a strip of lemon—peel, 4 eggs, 2 oz. of butter, sugar to taste, puff—paste, jam, 3 tablespoonfuls of brandy. Mode.–Flavour the milk with lemon—peel, by infusing it in the milk for 1/2 hour; then strain it on to the bread crumbs, and boil it for 2 or 3 minutes; add the eggs, leaving out the whites of 2, the butter, sugar, and brandy; stir all these ingredients well together; cover a pie—dish with puff—paste, and at the bottom put a thick layer of any kind of jam; pour the above mixture, cold, on the jam, and bake the pudding for an hour. Serve cold, with a little sifted sugar sprinkled over. Time.–1 hour. Average cost, 1s. Sufficient for 5 or 6 persons. Seasonable at any time.

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Manchester Pudding is a Victorian era dish that the Dowager might have enjoyed at tea. If you are British you may recall Manchester tarts which were quite popular in the 1950s, a jam and custard tart with a coconut sprinkles and maraschino cherry on top.

Manchester Pudding/Tarts

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Manchester Pudding is a Victorian era dish that the Dowager might have enjoyed at tea. If you are British you may recall Manchester tarts which were quite popular in the 1950s, a jam and custard tart with a coconut sprinkles and maraschino cherry on top.

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12persons2060
ServingsPrep Time
12persons20

Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Heat milk and lemon zest in a medium-sized pan to the boiling point. Take off the heat and let sit for 30 minutes to infuse the lemon, then remove the zest.
  3. Add the breadcrumbs to the pot, and reheat.
  4. Beat together egg yolks, egg whites, butter, sugar and brandy in a bowl. Pour in about half the hot milk to temper. Mix thoroughly then pour the egg mixture back into the pan. Heat gently for 1 minute then take off the heat and set aside to cool.
  5. Place the puff pastry in a 9" pie plate, and trim. Alternatively roll pastry out a little thinner and cut 12 circles and fit into muffin tins.
  6. Put a thick layer of jam in the base (1 tsp. in your muffin cups) then ladle in the custard mix. If you put in lots of jam you will get a nifty volcano effect at the end.
  7. Bake the large tart for 60 minutes, the individual tarts for 45 or until filling has set and is slightly browned.
  8. Serve cold, dusted with icing sugar.

Recipe Notes

*To cut the fat calories you can bake the pudding in individual greased ramekins without the pastry at all.

To help the puddings set cooking, place your ramekins in pan filled with hot water (a bain marie)

Une reconstruction exemplaire

Elle a été fondée vers la fin du XIe siècle et, dès le départ, richement dotée de terres et moyens de subsistance par les barons de La Haye-du-Puits. Les premiers bénédictins venaient de l’abbaye du Bec, et elle jouit d’une grande prospérité jusqu’au XIIIe siècle, avec plusieurs prieurés et de nombreux bénéfices. Les guerres de la fin du Moyen-Age, puis l’instauration de la commende, c’est-à-dire la désignation des abbés par le roi et non plus par les moines,
provoquent le déclin de la communauté et la dégradation des bâtiments conventuels.


La destruction qui avait épargné Lessay après la Révolution et qu’avaient subie tant de grandes fondations, va malheureusement toucher l’abbatiale lors des combats de la Libération de 1944, puisque l’église
s’écroule le 11 juillet. Un grand mouvement des habitants en faveur de sa reconstruction se manifeste, et l’inauguration d’une nouvelle église refaite à l’identique de la construction romane a lieu en 1959, après dix années de recherches et de travaux, sous la direction de l’architecte en chef Yves-Marie Froidevaux. C’est une réussite exemplaire.
Tous les étés, Lessay attire le public par la présence d’un festival de musique renommé.

 

 

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