Food and festivals

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  • Interesting read, Also check out http://bonfirenighttraditions.co.uk/traditional-bonfire-night-food/ It has the history behind the jacket potato.
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Food and festivals

  1. 1. Food and Festivals in Britain
  2. 2. Shrove Tuesday (8 th March) <ul>Pancakes Ingredients ( Makes about 8 pancakes) <li>8oz plain flour, sifted
  3. 3. pinch of salt
  4. 4. 2 eggs
  5. 5. 1 pint of milk
  6. 6. 50g/2oz butter </li></ul>
  7. 7. Mothering Sunday (3 rd April) <ul>Simnel cake Ingredients <li>10oz self raising flour
  8. 8. 1/2 teaspoon mixed spice
  9. 9. 4oz butter or margarine
  10. 10. 4oz brown sugar
  11. 11. 2 tablespoons of golden syrup
  12. 12. 12oz mixed dry fruit
  13. 13. 2 eggs
  14. 14. approx. 100 ml milk to mix
  15. 15. 700g Marzipan
  16. 16. 2 tablespoons of icing sugar for decoration </li></ul>
  17. 17. Good Friday (22 nd April) <ul>Hot cross buns Ingredients <li>1.3lb strong white flour, plus extra for dusting
  18. 18. 1 tsp salt, 2 tsp ground mixed spice
  19. 19. 1.5 oz unsalted butter, cut into cubes, plus extra for greasing
  20. 20. 3oz sugar, 1 lemon, zest only
  21. 21. 1½ tsp fast-action yeast, 1 free-range egg
  22. 22. 10fl oz tepid milk
  23. 23. 4oz mixed dried fruit
  24. 24. For the topping:
  25. 25. 2 tbsp plain flour
  26. 26. vegetable oil, for greasing
  27. 27. 1 tbsp golden syrup, gently heated, for glazing </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul>Roast lamb Ingredients <li>2kg/4½lb leg of lamb, on the bone
  29. 29. For the garlic and rosemary butter:
  30. 30. 3 large garlic cloves
  31. 31. 20g/1oz butter, softened
  32. 32. 4-5 stalks fresh rosemary, plus extra for garnish
  33. 33. salt and freshly ground black pepper
  34. 34. For the gravy:
  35. 35. 4½fl oz red wine
  36. 36. small knob of butter
  37. 37. equal amount of plain flour </li></ul>I Easter Sunday (24 th April)
  38. 38. May Day (1 st May) <ul>Maids of Honour cakes Ingredients: <li>1/2 pint milk
  39. 39. 2 tbsp. bread crumbs
  40. 40. 4 oz. butter
  41. 41. 2 oz. almonds, Ground
  42. 42. 1 oz. sugar
  43. 43. 3 Eggs
  44. 44. 1 lemon zest (the grated rind of one lemon)
  45. 45. Puff paste </li></ul>
  46. 46. Harvest Festival (September/October) <ul>Harvest bread Ingredients <li>4 c. flour, 1 tsp. baking soda
  47. 47. 1 tsp. Cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. salt
  48. 48. 1/4 tsp. Nutmeg, 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  49. 49. 1/4 tsp. Ginger, 1/2 c. butter
  50. 50. 1 c. sugar
  51. 51. 2 eggs
  52. 52. 3/4 c. canned pumpkin
  53. 53. 3/4 c. chocolate chips
  54. 54. 3/4 c. chopped walnuts </li></ul>
  55. 55. Halloween (31 st October) <ul>Toffee apples Ingredients <li>6-8 Medium Eating apples, wiped
  56. 56. 1 lb demerara sugar
  57. 57. 1/4 pint water
  58. 58. 3oz. butter
  59. 59. 1/4 teaspoon Cream of tartar
  60. 60. 4 oz. treacle
  61. 61. 4oz golden syrup </li></ul>
  62. 62. Bonfire Night (5th November) <ul>Jacket potatoes Ingredients <li>large potatoes
  63. 63. Sea salt
  64. 64. Milk
  65. 65. Butter
  66. 66. Grated cheese
  67. 67. Onion, chopped and sauteed
  68. 68. Pepper to taste </li></ul>
  69. 69. Christmas Day (25 th December) <ul>Chirstmas pudding Ingredients <li>8oz golden caster sugar
  70. 70. 8oz vegetarian suet
  71. 71. 12oz sultanas, 12oz raisins, 8oz currants
  72. 72. 4oz candied peel, chopped
  73. 73. 4oz plain flour, 4oz fresh white breadcrumbs
  74. 74. 2oz flaked almonds, 1 lemon, zest only
  75. 75. 5 eggs, beaten
  76. 76. 1 tsp ground cinnamon, 1 tsp mixed spice, 1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  77. 77. pinch of salt
  78. 78. 150ml/5fl oz brandy or rum </li></ul>

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