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Glamorgan Sausages (Selsig Sir Forgannwg)

The breakfast was delicious, consisting of excellent tea, buttered toast and Glamorgan sausages, which I really think are not a whit inferior to those of Epping.   George Barrow, Wild Wales, 1862* I don’t know about you, but I’m a beggar … Continue reading

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Pressure Cookers, a Potted History

Hello everyone! It’s been a while hasn’t it? My apologies but getting the book ready for handing in took rather longer than expected. I thought I’d break the ice with a post all about the pressure cooker – an odd … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I hope you aren’t too hungover. Mine was low key. I drank cider and made this massive Spotted Dick. 2020 is finally over, and 2021 is here. I hope the blog has been a bit of escapism … Continue reading

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Scáiltín (hot Irish milk punch)

Merry Christmas readers! It’s time for my annual Yuletide boozy drink recipe. This year Christmas is a very different one, of course, scaled back so much many of us are spending it on our own of the first time, and … Continue reading

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Christmas Pottage

It’s getting close to Christmas and I am sure that many of you are starting to plan what food you will making for the big day. I try and give you a Christmas recipe every year and I narrowed things … Continue reading

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To Make (English) Muffins

Here we go…the third part in my trilogy of posts about muffins and crumpets. Of the two, muffins do seem to be the most labile of the tea cakes: sometimes they are a crumpet in all but name, and other … Continue reading

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To Make Crumpets

Last week I published a post all about how muffins and crumpets lie on a rather fluid continuum when you look at the from an historical perspective: names, methods and ingredients have all changed and been swapped which is very … Continue reading

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The Muffin-Crumpet Continuum

This is the first part of a three-part post. How I wish I had a roaring fire; if I did it would be a great big one equipped with all of the paraphernalia; poker, skuttle and, of course, toasting fork. … Continue reading

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Dr. B’s on the telly: ‘Fantastic Cakes & Bakes’

Hello everyone. Just a very quick post for a bit of shameless self-promotion. I’m not very good at bigging myself up, but I’m taking a deep breath and am doing it now because I’ve taken part in a new series … Continue reading

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Cauldron Cooking

Round about the cauldron go;In the poison’d entrails throw.Toad, that under cold stoneDays and nights has thirty-oneSwelter’d venom sleeping got,Boil thou first i’ in the charmed pot.Double, double toil and trouble;Fire burn, and cauldron bubble! William Shakespeare Macbeth, Act 4, … Continue reading

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