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Jack's Adventures in Museum Land

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a man in possession of a good fortune will probably go for dessert too, as the opening line of Jane Austen‘s Pride and Prejudice almost goes. But why the reference to dessert? Well, Dear Reader, it appears I’ve been baking (again)…

Fun fact before we continue, I baked this on the 16th December, which just happens to coincide with Jane Austen’s birthday!

Now,on with with the adventure!

The Jane Austen Cookbook?

A little while ago, I was sent an email from my friend Rosie with “Your Next Baking Challenge” in the subject line. Intrigued, I opened said email and was delighted by a link to a blog by the Jane Austen House Museum detailing the Austen family’s recipe for Pudding in Verse.

Yes, you read that correctly. A rhyming recipe for pudding.


The recipe comes from Martha LLoyd’s Housebook, which…

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