Leach and Flummery
No, I'm not swearing in some ancient British dialect. A leach, or "leche" and flummery are a sort of jellied dessert eaten in times past, especially by the wealthy in England. I found a recipe for leach and flummery, here, on the same site that I got my "cheesecake" recipe, and was fascinated by the sculptural aspect of this dessert.
So, of course, I had to try it. I love the challenge of antiquated craft.
One thing different that I did, was used Gelatin instead of "harts antlers" or Isinglasse...I wasn't about to kill a deer with my bare hands. Also, since I didn't have my own cow to milk, I used whole cream.
The texture of these desserts are interesting. It is firm, like Jell-o, but the taste is hard to describe. It's almost a warm, milk, or tapioca flavor, without the beads. But, then add in the Rose Water and you have a flavor, that I can only hope is an acquired taste....it's a bit like eating perfume.
Why would I go to all of the trouble, you ask? Well, I'm attending a picnic today with the Jane Austen Sewing Society.....and....well, everything must be historically accurate, of course. More on this later.....