Cooking up a taste from the past

A recipe book, written in 1699 is on show for the first time at Townend, a National Trust property at Troutbeck, near Windermere.

Cardiac Arrest: What should you do?

About 103,000 people suffer from heart attacks in the UK each year. But would you know what to do if someone you know was having one?

'Big Sleep' Raises £7000

160 people slept in a field near Windermere at the weekend, to raise money for vulnerable older people, raising more than £7,000.

Live updates

Recipes from Troutbeck in 1600's: Roast Pike

Take your pike and rub him well with salt, than take forth his Gutts and cut out of his belly. Then take a good quantity of sweet herbs.

If your Pike is large put in the greater quantity of all these things that are here named, a quantity of Garlicke, take some Anchovyse, and some butter and all sortes of spices beaten together.

Mix these and fill his belly full and for spike him on the spit, and that which spares of filling his belly, put it on a dish and a little wine, and baste him with it, then put all on the dish with him and send him up in that sauce, you may after put in a quantity of pickled Herrings.

Recipes from Troutbeck in 1600's: Bean Cakes

To make Bean Cakes look as white as snow:

Take 2 Eggs beat them to a froth with a little Rosewatter, then put in a pound of sugar searced and beat it till it looke as white as snow and it will drop like Puffs and not fall.

Put in a little Musk and Ambergreece, then take a pound of Almonds blanched in cold watter and cutt of the ends of them, and cutt them in thin round or long slices put them into this sugar stuffe and stir them well together.

Then drop them upon waffers, and with the point of a knife place the Almonds as Edge wise as you can. Sit them in an Oven lightly heated, let them stand a quarter of an hour; If you please you may strow Caraway, Coraind, or like coulered Comfits on them when you put them in the Oven.

Advertisement

Concern for man missing near Windermere

Police are concerned about a man who is missing after visiting Windermere.

Matthew Jordan, aged 20, was last seen today in Bowness at 1.30am outside the Stag's Inn.

He is from Middlesborough and was visiting the area with friends.

Matthew Jordan has been missing since this morning Credit: PA

Matthew is described as 5ft 10" with dark brown hair and medium build. He was last seen wearing a navy long sleeved shirt, jeans and brown boots.

Police are asking for Matthew to get in contact.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101 as soon as possible and ask for the duty sergeant at Windermere.

Advertisement

Hopes new jetty will bring more tourists

Tourism bosses hope Windermere's new jetty will bring more tourists to the quieter side of the lake.

Go Lakes Tourism board paid for the new jetty Credit: ITV News Border

The floating jetty that can be used by private boats.

The floating jetty has been towed up the length of the lake Credit: ITV News Border

Windermere Lake Cruises will operate a bike boat from Brockhole Visitor Centre from May with a request stop on its other services.

Go Lakes Tourism pay for floating Windermere jetty

Windermere has a new jetty.

It's a floating jetty and it's been towed up the length of the lake to it's new home at Bark Barn on the eastern shore.

It's been paid for by the Go Lakes Tourism board in the hope it'll bring more tourists to the quieter side of the lake.

Private boats can drop off at it for free.

Windermere Lake Cruises will operate a bike boat from Brockhole Visitor Centre from May with a request stop on its other services.

Load more updates

Advertisement

Today's top stories