Category Archives: Bakery

Pfeffernüsse Pastries

Pfeffernüsse are fluffy pastries made with ground nuts and spices, somewhat akin to maccaroons. Like the spekulatius, the biscuit has been part of European yuletide celebrations since the mid nineteenth century. Popular in Germany, Denmark, and The Netherlands as a … Continue reading

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Cookery Post Bag

Once again we have a Lillian Mattingly article, this time for a recipe request service. Back in the dim and distant thirties there was no internet to log onto for a recipe or advice and although it was always possible … Continue reading

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Sunday Teatime Specials

These recipes are not recipes as such, they are illustrations. Popular in magazines and newspaper supplements of the forties and fifties they assume a basic knowledge of home cooking in terms of things like choux pastry and meringue. The first … Continue reading

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Kugelhopf

With April fast approaching it is once again time to look into the Easter baking files. The kugelhopf, gugelhupf or gugelhopf is a southern German, Austrian, Swiss and Alsatian term for a marble or Bundt cake. It is firmly set … Continue reading

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St David of Scotland

With today being St David’s day, whereby the Welsh St David is publicly lauded I thought that I would give another St David some kudos. This David was the youngest of the six sons of King Malcolm III (who deposed … Continue reading

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Egg or Ey

Eggs have been on the menu since the dawn of time. There is archaeological evidence for egg consumption dating back to the Neolithic age. Their history as a foodstuff is as complex and diverse as the recipes they contribute to. … Continue reading

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Clarkies, The Welsh Pie

Clark’s Pies, also colloquially nicknamed Clarkies or Clarksies are well known meat pies that originated in Cardiff, and can now be found throughout South Wales and the West of England. A distant cousin of the Scotch Pie, Clark’s Pies, founded … Continue reading

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