To Preserve Oranges and Pineapples

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How to Cook The Victorian Way with Mrs Crocombe

How to Cook The Victorian Way with Mrs Crocombe

By Annie Gray and Andrew Hann

Published 2020

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Citrus fruits and pineapples were the fruits of the day in the 16th and 17th centuries respectively. Both were exotic, delicious and hard to grow in Britain, although houses such as Audley End were cultivating both by the 1880s. These fruits, candied, are ideal for festive occasions such as Christmas, as they glisten like jewels in the flickering candlelight and firelight of a darkened dining room, and delight with their scent and taste. Fruits in syrup were served as part of a Tudor banquet, but would have been equally at home as a delicate dessert at Audley End in 1881.

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