The dismal tidings of mysterious dried meats and strange alcohol-soaked cakes often turn people off of the idea of Victorian Christmas foods. After all, the 19th century wasn’t known for its refrigeration standards. However, there’s a whole world of whimsical, heart-warming Victorian treats you and your family can make into long-standing traditions this holiday season.
Kids and adults will love these sweet treats in the modern day. Coat jarred plums in white sugar and place on a cookie sheet. Heat in the oven on the lowest setting for several hours. When they come out they will be warm, sweet and delicious.
What’s Christmas without a little cheer in a glass? Mulled wine is fast, warming and relaxing. Simmer two cups of water along with 1/4 cup of sugar, pinches of ginger, cloves, cinnamon and orange zest until the liquid thickens. Add a bottle of your favorite red wine and allow the mixture to get piping hot, but not boiling. Serve in a mug and you’ll be set for a night of charades.
Like mulled wine, wassail punch can bring cheer to any holiday party. Combine cloves, allspice, ginger root and cinnamon in a cheesecloth. Simmer in a bit of apple cider and cranberry juice until hot and combined. Top off the concoction with a bit of bourbon to warm you up.
Yorkshire Christmas Pie
Some Victorian pies involved high levels of spices to preserve and brighten the pie. Create a modern pot pie twist on this Victorian classic. Include turkey or chicken, vegetables, thyme, parsley and bacon, all wrapped in a cheerful pastry casing for a warming family meal.
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire — now that says Christmas. Score the chestnuts, season with butter and herbs, wrap in foil and cook in the oven. These roasted treats will take you back in time and you don’t even have to be a seasoned chef to make them!
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