Tag Archives: Weekend Cooking

Weekend Cooking – First World War Trench Cake

Back in the summer The Daily Telegraph newspaper here in the UK published an article about those at home sending Christmas cakes to the battle fields of World War One. The official recipe was produced by the Government and is published … Continue reading

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Weekend Cooking – Coffee Swirls

As I said in last week’s edition of Weekend Cooking, my Grandmother was a pretty good cook. About twenty years ago my Mum gave me my Grandmother’s cookery books. They were nothing particularly special, but I am not surprised that Gran … Continue reading

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Weekend Cooking – Rock Cakes

A few days ago I came across a blog post with the recipe for Rock cakes. I have not had rock cakes for years, and in fact it has been years since I really did any cake baking. So, whilst Stuart has … Continue reading

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The Land where Lemons Grow by Helene Attlee

I firmly believe that the way we can understand our genealogy is to read and become aware of the historical, and perhaps other aspects in the way of life relating to the historical community that we hail from. By way … Continue reading

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Weekend Cooking – Nigella Christmas

As promised, this is the final of four posts taken from this delightful book. This fourth recipe Eggnog Cream and take from the website. Ingredients 350 ml double cream125 ml advocaat Method Put the cream into a bowl and, using … Continue reading

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Weekend Cooking – Nigella Christmas – Yule Log

As promised, this is the third of four posts taken from this delightful book. This third recipe is for Yule Log and is taken from Nigella’s fabulous website For the cake6 medium egg(s) (separated)150 gram(s) caster sugar50 gram(s) cocoa powder1 … Continue reading

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Weekend Cooking – Nigella Christmas – Star -Topped Mince Pies

As promised, this is the second of four posts taken from this delightful book. The second recipe is Star-Topped Mince Pies and this recipe makes 36 of them! This comes from Nigella’s fabulous website For the pastry 240 gram(s) plain … Continue reading

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Weekend Cooking – Living Gluten Free for Dummies

 A few weeks ago I borrowed from the library this book, as we were not sure whether removing gluten from hubby’s died would help the abdominal pains he was experiencing. The blood test checking for the allergen markers were negative, … Continue reading

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Weekend Cooking – Jane Austen Style

Copyright – Biography.com This last week saw the 200th anniversary of the publication of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Over the course of the last few weeks I have spent some time reading about the Austen’s and the period … Continue reading

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Weekend Cooking – Burns Night (Part Two)

Having experienced the process of a Burns Supper yesterday. How do you actually go about cooking it? Haggis can be found in most super markets here in the UK. They are usually found on the fresh meat counters and can … Continue reading

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