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Junket Rennet Dessert - Set Milk and Flavouring Dessert

echoclerk Nov 14, 2012 12:11 AM

I used to love this Rennet and Milk based dessert as a kid: Junket.

It used to be pretty easy to find in Australia in the 1980s but where can I buy some in London UK?

"Junket is a milk-based dessert, made with sweetened milk and rennet, the digestive enzyme which curdles milk. It might best be described as a custard or a very soft, sweetened cheese.

...in England where, in medieval times, junket had been a food of the nobility made with cream, not milk, and flavored with rosewater and spices as well as sugar. It started to fall from favour during the Tudor era, being replaced by syllabubs on fashionable banqueting tables and, by the 18th century, had become an everyday food sold in the streets. By the mid-20th century it was little eaten except by convalescing children and in south-western England."

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  1. Bacardi1 RE: echoclerk Nov 14, 2012 01:58 PM

    What a blast from the past!! Chocolate-flavor "Junket" was one of my most favorite desserts growing up. I loved the soft texture & the fact that it wasn't overly sweet. (I was a strange kid - didn't much like sweets.) I do still come across it in supermarkets once in awhile, but haven't purchased it. May have to have a nostalgia dessert day - lol!

    Unfortunately, according to the Junket website, they're only shipping to the U.S., Canada, & Puerto Rico at this time.

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      echoclerk RE: Bacardi1 Nov 23, 2012 05:05 AM

      Doesn't seem like I"ll have much luck on this in London. Oh well.

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        Bacardi1 RE: echoclerk Nov 23, 2012 07:38 AM

        Hey - if I come across it again here I'll post back. Maybe I can send you some.

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