Rich Cheese Fritters
With the newsletter moving to a two monthly issue my Official Taster has complained that he is wasting away with hunger. So I was sent into the kitchen, not to emerge until I found two new recipes to try. So I have concentrated on traditional food for May Day and Whitsun. As I have stated before, I mean “Whitsun”. Not “spring bank holiday”. What was wrong with “Whitsun”?
Back in medieval time, it was only the lords of the manor that had regular access to butter and cheese. The peasants and serfs only had the right to have milk for a week after the spring equinox. So it was during that time they made butter and cheese, salted to preserve it. So, no wonder May Day seems to be mostly associated with food made from cheese and milk. This recipe was especially popular around the eighteenth century.