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St David Of Wales

These recipes come from a volume produced by the Milk Board sometime during the early sixties and hark back to traditional dishes originating from the Kingdom of Wales. Each of the four countries that compose the United Kingdom have their … Continue reading

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More Childrens Christmas . . .

During the last century the world of childhood has changed beyond all recognition. Towards the end of the Victorian era, a large number of individuals had become so obscenely rich from the industrialisation of Europe that they almost became embarrased … Continue reading

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Harvest Festival

In Britain, thanks have been given for successful harvests since pagan times. The Harvest Festival is traditionally held on the Sunday nearest the Harvest Moon. This is the full moon that occurs closest to the autumn equinox (sometime around September … Continue reading

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Regional Toasting Breads

The link between the first three of these recipes is the use of animal fats as opposed to margerine or butter. As a rule this produces a lighter end product. Huffkins are native to Kent, a county in the south-west … Continue reading

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More English Toasts

The soft, white Bap is really an import from France where the traditions of bread-making are probably even more diverse than those of England. But cut and toasted they make an excellent addition to our afternoon tea ‘toasts’ along with … Continue reading

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Another Toast!

A Toast Of England The ‘Sally Lunn’ is not really a cake at all. It is best described as a large, plain white bap said to have originated in the City of Bath, a stately old town in the South-West of … Continue reading

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Our Daily Bread

The Religion of Bread The ability to sow and reap cereals is one of the chief abilities that allowed man to dwell in communities. The discovery of wheat as a self-replicating crop that could be harvested on a regular basis … Continue reading

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