‘More fruit, less sugar’ and ‘well-floured moulds’ are some of the tips to be learnt from Belsay Hall’s Victorian cook in ‘Mrs Beeton’s Christmas’ event, just one of the highlights of a season of Christmas celebrations at Belsay Hall & Gardens.
Food historian Annie Gray, who has appeared regularly on television programmes such as THe Great British Bake Off and alongside chefs including James Martin and Heston Blumenthal, brings stories from a Victorian kitchen to life from both upstairs and downstairs during performances with her ‘kitchen maid’, as they prepare for this special time in the household.
Debbie Charleton, site manager at Belsay Hall & Gardens: “We love this time of year at Belsay Hall, as Christmas Day was in fact the day the family first moved into the newly constructed hall back in 1817. With a packed calendar of festive events, we look forward to welcoming visitors to share in some of the Christmas spirit ever-present here.”
Mrs Beeton’s Victorian Christmas takes place on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7 at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Belsay’s own Mrs Beeton will show you the ropes in the kitchen, giving you hints and tips for a ‘proper’ Victorian Christmas. Charges apply.