The more recent ones, from
Just to prove that it is not only the English that curry favour with their local heavenly advocates and advisors, here is an American version from Good housekeeping's book of menus, recipes, and household discoveries, published about 1922.
Caramel Bavarian Cream, Parsonage Style.
2 cupfuls milk , 4 egg yolks, 2 tablespoonfuls sugar 1 teaspoonful vanilla, ¾ cupful sugar 2 tablespooonfuls granulated gelatin, 2 cupfuls cream ½ cupful cold water.
Scald the milk and pour over the egg-yolks beaten slightly with the two tablespoonfuls of sugar. Caramelize the three-fourths cupful sugar and dissolve in the boiling water. Add to the soft custard. Add the gelatin which has been softened in the cold water. Strain into a bowl and set in ice water; when it begins to thicken add the vanilla and the two cupfuls of cream beaten stiff. Mold and chill. If cream is not at hand, the whites of eggs beaten stiff can be used in its place, the result being different, but still delicious.
Now, can anyone tell me (random guesses allowed) what makes this variation on the well-known theme of Bavarian Cream - ‘Parsonage Style’?
I eagerly await your examples from other religious persuasions. I can only think of the eggplant dish called something like ‘The Imam Fainted’ - supposedly on account of the profligate use of olive oil in its preparation. Do we have The Rabbi’s Rhubarb Tart? The Shaman’s Sherbet? The Pagan’s Popovers?
Quotation for the Day …
We plan, we toil, we suffer-in the hope of what? A camel-load of idol's eyes? The title deeds of
I was skimming, too fast I now see, through your post when I read "My lady abesses’ pudding..." as "My lady's abscess pudding..."
I'm going to have to read more slowly from now on. This was too disturbing.
The really scary thing is that some old remedies for poultices could almost be puddings ....
Well, the recipe I have for
Bavarian Cream (from a cookbook of Bavarian recipes--I live in Munich) calls for kirsch (black-cherry brandy) --so perhaps it's Parsonage style because it's the tetotaller version?
Hello Mercy - I didnt think of that explanation. Not all clergymen are teetotallers of course, but perhaps the man who filled the role in this particular parish was? Either that or he was awful and the idea was death by cholesterol?
and my personal favorite "pets de nonne."
In the Netherlands, mulled wine is
called Bishop's Wine.
I don't think the clergy were
ever anywhere known for
martha: in the states in the 19th century, there were a lot of clergy known for teetotalism. See also the Women's Christian Temperance Union. It was quite a religious fad at the time, and a lot of the tent preachers preached against the evils of alcohol.
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