Category Archives: Breads

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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Regional England : The Three Su’s : Suffolk

Suffolk is a county of historic origin in East Anglia. Low-lying with very few hills it’s largely arable land with the wetlands of The Broads to the North. It borders Norfolk to the north, Cambridgeshire to the west and Essex … 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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Traditional Christmas Breads – Italy

This fruit bread, originating in Milan, (though also claimed by regions of southern France, Germany and Switzerland) is essentially a breakfast bread for high days and holidays. The name derives from ‘panetto’, a small loaf which with the suffix ‘o-neh’ … Continue reading

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Traditional Christmas Breads – Germany

With the Christmas Cake made and stored away in a well sealed tin awaiting the festivities, the taste of Christmas can be sampled early by way of a Stollen. Stollen is basically, a sweetened fruit bread. But because it is … 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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