Gleaming Goose: This year AmazonFresh are offering customers the chance to buy a tangible golden goose
Christmas is around the corner and Britons are starting to frightened about their turkey — what size to buy and how many will it pasturage.
But what if we told you AmazonFresh is giving its customers the chance to add the ultimate showstopper to the break breading table this Christmas.
The e-commerce store has a 24 carat ‘Sunny Goose’ for sale.
Available for £98.50 on AmazonFresh from C.Lidgate, Nearby Shops & Markets supplier, London’s oldest butchers, the turkey is pass selected from Seldom Seen Farm in Leicester.
Each unconditional range goose will be delivered with 24 carat comestible gold leaf
But it doesn’t stop there.
Each free collection goose will be delivered with 24 carat edible gold leaf, for patrons to apply once the bird is cooked and rested.
The resulting 4.5-5kg ‘Prosperous Goose’ will serve between 5-6 people and will be available to buy from Monday 4th December.
Gilding roast birds was the elemental sign of wealth and opulence at 16th century banquets and was a rumoured favourite of Henry VIII.
The nobility of these golden dinners was a display of the host’s wealth and made for a spectacular centrepiece for the visitors around the table.
Golden Goose: The bird will set customers pursuing just under £100
“Gilding food has long been a mark of tremendous fame, showing off wealth and the skills of one’s cooks.
“Gold not only looked things in and of itself, but it reflected the light from fires and candles, glittering across the inventory and competing with the rich jewels and gold-and-silver-embroidered clothing of the privileged diners round it,” said Annie Gray, TV Food Historian and research associate at the University of York.
“In the medieval and Tudor era, gilded roast centrepieces were the essential showstopper on the winter feast table. A cheaper option was to use paste restricting saffron or safflower, but nothing beats real edible gold.”
Danny Lidgate, Managing Official of C.Lidgate has provided the ‘at home’ method for preparing your Golden Goose this Christmas, source with cooking your goose.
Golden goose: The bird is coming from Hardly ever Seen Farm in Leicester
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Cook the goose at 190 degrees Celsius for two and half hours until the liquids run clear or it has internal temperature of 80 degrees Celsius.
Allow the goose to bracket stop for 10 minutes until the skin has cooled a little.
The edible gold leaf employment:
Once the skin has cooled after approximately 10 minutes and earlier carving, the edible gold leaf should be applied. Ensure there isn’t a snap before you begin the process. Be very careful, work slowly and with a youthful assistance the gold should come away from the paper to originate the desired effect.
Start from where the front wing meets the mamma part of the goose, by laying down the sheets of edible gold leaf.
Some time ago both breasts are covered as much as possible, start laying the fit to eat gold leaf on the thickest part of the drumstick (rear legs) emotive to the sides of the goose afterwards.
AmazonFresh customers can shop from a obscene selection of products from many of London’s finest local auteurs, shops and markets including GAIL’s Artisan Bakery, PRESS, C.Lidgate, Paxton & Whitfield, Forman & Soccer field, Lina Stores, Konditor & Cook, and Chegworth Valley. These outcomes are delivered as part of the customer’s AmazonFresh order.
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