We recently came across an interesting book in our Second Hand Bookshop called Recipes from the Dairy. It is full of interesting recipes and historical details. We’re sharing a couple of these on the blog.
This recipe is for a hot milky drink, considered to be both comforting and nourishing, according to the authors (Weir, Liddel & Brears). We’re not sure about this one, but if you try it, let us know what you think!
– 250ml whole milk
– 1 tsp sugar
– ½ – 1 tsp curry paste
Pout the milk into a saucepan, heat until nearly boiling then stir in the sugar and curry paste. Serve at once.
In this book, we are told that in the late Victorian period many people gave up the ‘demon drink’. Wholesome beverages were therefore devised as an alternative. This example was recommended for those ‘who may require to go abroad on very raw cold mornings, and will be much better, nay, entirely supersede, the use of ardent spirits’.
Let us just go and pass this recipe to our park team…
Why not pop into our bookshop the next time you’re at Charlecote? You might also pick up a compelling read, be it a recipe book or a novel.
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