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Seek Solace This Downton Abbey Season With a Comforting Menu

Jan 5 2014 - 4:25am

We left season three of Downton Abbey [1] with extremely heavy hearts, but the show must and will go on as the premiere of season four is this Sunday [2]. Fans can expect to mourn alongside Mary in the season premiere, which is why we've created a menu of comforting British food and drink to make it all a bit more bearable. All the food is bite-size, so you can serve everything at the coffee table for your guests to nibble on at their leisure. The Dowager Countess of Grantham would so not approve.

Downton Abbey Wine

Photo: Nicole Perry

At $17 a bottle, we recommend the white Blanc Bordeaux Downton Abbey Wine [3] over the red Claret Bordeaux. That is, unless you are looking for an additional reason to weep during the season premiere.

Cucumber-Mint Tea Sandwiches

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

What could be more comforting than the classic combination of cucumber, cream cheese, and white bread [4]? This particular recipe calls for the addition of mint to perk up the flavor.


Cornish Pastries

Photo: Lauren Hendrickson

With a flaky, buttery crust and chicken and squash filling, these cornish pastries [5] are the British equivalent of chicken pot pie.

British Scones

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

There are few things better than piping-hot British scones [6]. Americanize them just a tad by serving them with salted butter and strawberry jam [7].

Lemon Curd

Photo: Nicole Perry

Alternatively, offer homemade lemon curd [8] for those who want to indulge their sour dispositions with something tart.

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