A Downton Abbey Christmas Cookbook Is Coming, and We Have 3 Exclusive (and Exquisite) Recipes
Downton Abbey dinners were the epitome of passive-aggressive snobbery, often the setting for dramatic, albeit prim and proper, arguments or ill-timed romantic confessions. It seems the Crawley family would do whatever they could to spoil the elaborate meal prepared by the gruffy Mrs. Patmore and served by the arsenal of sharply suited servants. Except for the infamously salted raspberry meringue pudding, every plate that walked out that kitchen looked more delectable than the last. If your mouth has ever watered at the sight of these luxurious meals while watching the show, the time has come to finally try them yourself, because The Official Downton Abbey Christmas Cookbook ($31) is coming!
The cookbook is currently available for preorder on Amazon and will be officially released on Oct. 27, but for fans who simply can't wait that long to get their hands on select Downton delights, POPSUGAR has three exclusive recipes from the book to make the wait more bearable: Roasted Parsnips, Yorkshire Christmas Pie, and Hazelnut Cake with Coffee Icing. There are also a few additional recipes the book has previewed for everyone. From classically English Christmas cake to pot-served Coq Au Vin rounded out with Mrs. Patmore-inspired tips, this cookbook is sure to be one you use for years to come. Keep reading to see the exclusive recipes, and get baking!