Mrs Horton’s Recipes… #4

Mrs Horton has another of her recipes to share with us. This time its a jubilee themed dish! It is one that appeared at Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee table!  

Our dear Queen Victoria celebrated her diamon Jubilee with a delicious dinner that included Roast Beef, Asparagus and these tasty fritters….
 Pineapple Fritters


1/2 lb of flour
1/2 oz butter
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
Hot lard or Beef dripping
1 small pineapple
Small wineglassful of brandy or liquer
2oz sifted sugar 

1. Pare the pineapple with as little waste as possible – cut into extremely thin slices
2. Soak in the above proportion of brandy or liquesr and pounded sugar for 4 hours.
3. Break the eggs; separate the whites form the yolks and beat them separately.
4. Put the flour in a basin, stir in the butter which should melt into a cream.
5. Add the salt and moisten with sufficient warm milk to make it of a property consistency, that is to say, a batter that will drop from the spoon.
6. If desired, substitute cream for milk and ise a smaller quantity of flour.
7. Stir this well, rub down any lumps that may be seen adn add the whites of the eggs, which have previously well whisked.
8. Beat up the batter for a few minutes and it is ready for use.
9. Dip the pieces of pine and fry them in boiling lard from 5 to 8 minutes. Turn them when sufficently brown on one side.
10. When done, drain them from the lard before the fire, dish them on a white d’oyley, strew over them sifted sugar and serve quickly.                                                                                                                                                                  Mrs Horton


Jubilee celebrations in our kitchens… just follow the flags!


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