Category Archives: Bakery

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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March 1939

These pages from a magazine supplement entitled ‘Home Notes’ dated 11th March 1939, only six months from the commencement of the second world war, show a life of normality, far removed from world politics. But though life carried on much … Continue reading

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Hogmanay Treats!

With the end of 2012 rapidly approaching I shall add here a few tasty treats that may not be produced in time for the relevant parties and festivities but they are nice to look at and possibly with the idea … Continue reading

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Breakfast v. Brunch

Modern bacon originated in Wiltshire in the early 18th century when many pigs were imported from Ireland. Calne in Wiltshire was a regular resting place for herds of swine and was thus assured of a constant supply of pigs for … Continue reading

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Treacle & Suet

The use of suet and treacle together have long been a tradition in British cookery. Modern trends towards lighter, more healthy puddings using the lighter sponge recipes didn’t really come into the popular psyche until after the second world war. … Continue reading

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The Cake Walk

Granny Robertson would not have dreamt of ‘popping out to the shops’ for cakes or biscuits. Sunday was baking day and all the cakes and sweetmeats for the week, well planned in advance naturally, would be made on this day … Continue reading

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