Thursday, December 4, 2008

Are you now or have you ever been...

A vegetarian? If you are you may "lose their liking for preparation possessing much flavour and seasoning and usually prefer simple fare." You are in danger of becoming insipid and flavourless. Such a diet is "apt to be monotonous, but not necessarily so." Your diet will only be tasty and "nourishing, palatable and varied, if they will avail themselves of the many food-stuffs which nature has generously placed at their disposal."

So, on the whole, Mrs Beeton and her publishers do not come down on the side of vegetarianism.

Why am I posting this inflammatory post? To cover up the mess that was my dessert: COFFEE CUSTARD.

Whilst it was tasty, it looked appalling and I'm going to hold off posting the recipe until I work the kinks out of it... Let's just say that my custard needs work...a lot of it. Baked custard just doesn't seem to be my thing... yet.

So here it is, with a slice of Panaforte made by one of my brownies as a Christmas present


Kate said...

I saw "coffee custard" and got really excited - how awesome oes that sound?

But yeah - gotta tell you. It doesn't look great. Does it still taste like custard? Or like custard-textured coffee?

weenie_elise said...

the coffee custard actually tasted pretty just had far too much skin, which dampened the experience... I'm considering making it on top of the stove instead of as a baked custard

atomicliving said...

It does sound good. One certainly can understand where mrs. beeton is coming from concerning vegetarianism. Imagine it, mid-victorian winter. Dinner. There are no fresh vegetables. Beans are probably really limited to a few kinds. There is no tofu or really any burn curd. What would one eat as a vegetarian then in the dead of winter?