Category Archives: Bakery

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Pancakes are an ancient food that has been around since Neolithic humans domesticated einkorn wheat, (the earliest clear evidence of the domestication of einkorn wheat dates from around 8,650 BC) ground it into flour mixed with bird’s egg and goat’s … Continue reading

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Granny Robertson Meets Granny Smith

The Granny Smith apple was discovered in Australia in the 1860’s. A chance seedling on a compost heap in the orchard of Maria Ann Smith led to the first apple to be introduced into the United Kingdom in the 30’s. … Continue reading

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The Raisins The Sun-Maid

Where would this blog be without a massive infusion of dried fruits? From sun-soaked South Africa to the mediteranean climes of California dried fruits have been sent out to the entire world. Without them where would be the the Plum … Continue reading

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The Art Of Feathering

These images and recipes come from the booklet shown opposite which dates back to somewhere about the late fifties. Despite being a promotional tool for Stork margarine it nevertheless contains some interesting insights into what would then have been basic … Continue reading

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Halloween Eats!

With Hallowe’en once more upon us and thoughts of the cold dark days ahead I thought I would throw in a few food items traditional at this time of year. Hallowe’en is an ancient Celtic festival to celebrate the ‘New … Continue reading

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Michaelmas Goose

Today, 29th September is Michaelmas Day, the feast day of St Michael which has become a combined feast for the archangels Michael, Raphael and Gabriel. The traditions of the Christian feast of St. Michael and All Angels are heavily blended … Continue reading

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Tipsy Treacle Tart

From the Lyle’s Golden Cookbook, a mere whippersnapper of book from the archive dating back a mere thirty years comes this recipe for a traditional favourite at this time of year, the treacle tart. In line with the product the … Continue reading

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