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Recipes for Success: Boodles Orange Cream & London Particular Soup

Recipes for Success: Boodles Orange Cream & London Particular Soup

by Sybylla Wales

As Mach Media’s Director Europe, I’m responsible for ensuring that the team is happy and clients’ needs are met. It can be a tough (but very rewarding) job, so when I want to take a break from present business and step back into the easygoing memories of the past, two dishes from my home country of England come to mind: Boodles Orange Cream and London Particular Soup.

Boodles Orange Cream

This English dessert recipe allegedly originates from the Gentleman’s club Boodles. I remember it as being a favorite prepared by my Stepmother when I was small. However, my Father informed me that it was also a favorite of his, prepared by his Mother – my Grandmother. So I had a good look through my Grandmother’s magnificent recipe card holder that was passed onto me and was thrilled to find the recipe in her own writing on a clearly much used piece of paper.  The recipe is quoted as she noted it down:

Ingredients

  • 2 fair sized oranges
  • 1 large lemon
  • 2 or 3 T. Sp. Caster Sug
  • ½ pt cream
  • Sponge cakes

Method

  • Line a dish with sponges cut into ½ inch pieces.
  • Grate rined & squeeze juice & mix with sugar & dissolve
  • Whip cream (not too thick)
  • Slowly add juice to this & continue whipping
  • Pour onto sponge – chill thoroughly – at least 2 hrs
  • Will freeze

 

London Particular Soup

I rather associate my grandmother with soup. No hot meal was served without soup as a starter and I particularly remember her pea soup.  I didn’t realize it had a name until going through her recipe cards. It turns out it is also an English classic called London Particular.

Ingredients

  • 3 rashes streaky bacon – diced
  • 1 large onion – chopped
  • 2 carrots – chopped
  • 1 lb dried peas – soak overnight
  • 4 pints veg or chicken stock
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 Tea sp. Worcestershire Sauce
  • Croutons

Method

  • Cook bacon till fat runs
  • Add onion & carrot
  • Drain peas & add stock
  • Season
  • Simmer about 2 hrs
  • Sieve – adjust seasoning & add W. Sauce

This year Mach Media is celebrating 10 years and, as you can see, we’re hungry for more! Contact Sybylla if you need support with Corporate Communications or Content Marketing