Get Hands-on at Home: Pack a Victorian Picnic

July 17, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
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Join us on Friday, July 17 at 1 p.m. to make some tasty treats to pack on a Victorian picnic.

A Victorian picnic was an extravagant affair with cold meats, sweet and savory tarts and plenty of refreshments! We’re going to show you how to make the very best lemonade and a very tasty cucumber sandwich as well as some easy jam puffs.

To make these mouth-watering morsels you will need the following ingredients.

For Cucumber Sandwiches

  • sandwich bread
  • 1 large cucumber
  • Butter
  • Salt
  • Lemon juice
  • Supplies: Bread knife, butter knife, cutting board, bowl and serving platter.

For Jam Puffs (Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management, 1861)

  • 1 roll of prepared Puff Pastry (you can get this at the freezer section of the grocery store, or make your own from scratch)
  • 1 cup of jam, any kind
  • 1 egg white
  • ¼ cup of sugar
  • Optional: Icing sugar and whipped cream to serve
  • Supplies: Baking sheet, spatula or large spoon, knife, pastry brush

For Portable Lemonade (From Mrs Beecher Domestic Reciept Book, 1850)

  • 1 lb of sugar (just over 2 cups of sugar)
  • 4 lemons
  • Citric acid (optinal)
  • Supplies: 1 jar, with lid, zester and citrus reamer

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