Mother’s Day Bakes : the Victorian Way

Mother’s Day is traditionally celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent. We look at it as a day to say thanks to our Mums and treat them. It’s roots go back to the 16th century but we’d like to tell you a little about how the Victorian’s marked the day…

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Mothering Sunday was very important and a much valued date in the calendar. Especially if you were a servant working ‘below stairs’. On this day, servants were allowed to return home and visit their families. The fasting requirements of Lent were also relaxed a little so that you could indulge for a day and enjoy some tasty foods.

Did you know… in Shrewsbury girls were encouraged to bake their mothers a Simnel cake? Perhaps the kitchen maids at Attingham Park did this.

An Easter Tea

An Easter Tea

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What would you bake for your Mum?

Why not take inspiration from our cook Mrs Horton and her team of Victorian Kitchen volunteers? Alternatively, check out our National Trust recipes and make a whole meal of it for Mum.


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