Your Roaring 20s Party Menu With Classic Recipes
The Roaring 20s may have been a time when prohibition made alcohol illegal, but that doesn’t mean that other foods from the period were outlawed. You can put together a great party with some of these foods that were popular during the Roaring 20s.
I don’t know about you but starting dessert first sounds like a great idea with some gelato. Back then it was called Venetian Ice Cream and the guests will love it. Next you can track down the ingredients for a Waldorf Salad, that creamy sweet sensation of the twenties. Then, serve up the main meal of Hollandaise Potatoes, Asparagus and striped bass or chicken for those who dislike fish.
For this unique Roaring 20s menu item you’ll need the following ingredients: 1 cup apples chopped, Granny smith or a Sweet tart apple, 1 tbsp. lemon juice, 1 cup celery, chopped, 1/4 cup mayonnaise, 1/4 cup raisins (optional), 1/4 cup walnuts (optional).
You’ll need to sprinkle the apples with the lemon juice after you chop them. Then place in a bowl with the other ingredients. Toss the ingredients together with the mayonnaise. Make sure all pieces are thoroughly coated.
Venetian Ice Cream
You’ll have to try out this Roaring 20s recipe on your guest with the following ingredients: 3 cups milk, 1-1/2 cups heavy cream, 6 egg yolks, 3/4 cups sugar.
Mix milk and cream in medium saucepan. Warm until a foam forms on the edges of the mixture. Remove from heat. Beat together egg yolks and sugar in a large bowl until frothy. Pour the egg mixture into the milk mixture while whisking constantly.
Return saucepan to medium heat. Stir with wooden spoon until mixture gels slightly and sticks to back of spoon. Remove from heat immediately. Pour mixture through a sieve to remove any egg lumps that may have formed. Cover and chill for several hours overnight.
Put mixture into ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturers instructions. At the point of adding the gelato to the ice cream maker you can add whatever flavouring you like, some vanilla or chocolate or even other ingredients.
The Waldorf Salad and Venetian Ice Cream are perfect treats for the guests at your Roaring 20s party. Make sure you have plenty of paper goods to serve it up on.