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#1 Sun 02 Mar 08 1:21am

minerva

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Occupation Walking the Old Ways
From Living in the Wild Woods
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your favourite regional recipe, please

I'm hoping there will be plenty of interesting ideas to try!

Coming from Cornwall in SW England originally, Gran's pasty recipe springs to mind:

1 lb pastry (shortcrust)       4 med. potatoes (peeled)
1 onion (peeled)                 12oz chuck steak (1" cubed)
4oz swede                         2oz butter
seasoning                          beaten egg (to glaze)

Roll out pastry to 1/4" thick & cut out circles (use a dinner plate). onto one half of the circle place sliced (or diced if you prefer!) potato, topped with sliced (or diced!)swede, chopped onion & a good portion of meat. Top with a small knob of butter, a sprinkle of salt & plenty of freshly ground black pepper. Wet the edges of the pastry with water & fold over to make a semi-circular pasty. Seal the edge closed, & pinch & fold to creat the traditional "rope edge". Glaze with beaten egg. Bake 200C for 10 mins, reduce heat to 180 C for 30 mins.

For a veggie alternative, try Likky (Leek) Pasty:

Roll pastry as before, but use lots of sliced leek dotted with butter instead of meat/veg mixture, & seal/glaze/cook the pasty as above.

or, Herb Pasty:

Roll pastry as before, but fill with leek or celery mixed with watercress or spinach, seasoned & dotted with butter as before. This time before completely sealing the edge, pour a couple of spoons of the beaten egg into the pasty, then seal completely. Glaze/cook the pasty as above.

All are old traditional recipes. Enjoy.  big_smile

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#2 Sun 02 Mar 08 4:03am

GeoffP

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Re: your favourite regional recipe, please

Yorkshire Fat Rascals Recipe
 
Ingredients

8oz plain flour    
1 oz light brown sugar
¼ teaspoon salt    
3 tablespoons milk
4oz butter    
caster sugar
2 oz currants     
      
Instructions

Sift flour and salt, rub in the butter. Add the currants and sugar. Stir in the milk and about 1 tablespoon of water. Mix to a firm dough. Knead lightly and roll to half an inch thickness. Cut into 2 inch rounds. Place on a greased baking tray, the dredge tops with caster sugar. Bake in a fairly hot oven for about 20 minutes.

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#3 Sun 02 Mar 08 4:08am

GeoffP

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Re: your favourite regional recipe, please

Yorkshire parkin

Serves 4

Preparation time 30 mins to 1 hour
Cooking time 30 mins to 1 hour

A classic Yorkshire ginger cake - a perfect accompaniment with a cup of tea.

Ingredients
225g/8oz self raising flour
110g/4oz caster sugar
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 egg
200ml/7fl oz milk
55g/2oz butter
110g/4oz golden syrup

Method
1. Preheat the oven to 150C/300F/Gas 2. Line a 22cm/8in tin.
2. Sieve the flour, sugar, ginger and bicarbonate of soda into a large bowl.
3. In a small pan gently heat the butter and syrup until melted.
4. Beat the egg into the milk.
5. Gradually pour the butter and syrup into the flour and stir. The mixture will be thick.
6. Pour in the egg and milk and stir until smooth and pour into the lined tin.
7. Bake for 1 hour

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#4 Sun 02 Mar 08 4:12am

GeoffP

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Re: your favourite regional recipe, please

Dozens more traditional Yorkshire recipes here:-

http://www.yorkshirerecipes.co.uk/

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#5 Sun 02 Mar 08 5:12am

chacha1103

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Re: your favourite regional recipe, please

Cool website Geoff. Thanks for sharing.

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#6 Sun 02 Mar 08 11:55am

minerva

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Re: your favourite regional recipe, please

Oh & gran used to make us drink this when we had sore throats!!!

"Mahogany"- an old Cornish drink: 2 parts Gin to 1 part treacle. Mix well & pour.  puke

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#7 Sun 02 Mar 08 8:58pm

SusanneH

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Re: your favourite regional recipe, please

Nice idea this thread is! Will post some recipes tomorrow or so wink

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#8 Sun 02 Mar 08 11:34pm

SusanneH

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Re: your favourite regional recipe, please

Here in Dortmund they have a specialty completely unknown in the next town (where I grew up), but that is actually very good: Salzbrötchen.
It's basically a special kind of roll. It looks like a bagel, but I think it is just "normal" roll dough shaped like a bagel and baked (not boiled before). The "Salz" part comes in the form of coarse salt and lots of caraway seeds  sprinkled on it. There is nothing better in the summer when you need something salty. I like mine with some cheese, but don't know if there is a traditional "topping"

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#9 Mon 03 Mar 08 12:13am

Marie M.

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Member since Wed 14 Sep 05

Re: your favourite regional recipe, please

Hi, Susanne!
Those Salzbrötchen remind me of a very similar roll that's popular in Suabia (apart from pretzels of course): the Seele  = soul. It's normal roll dough in a longish shape, sprinkled with salt and caraway seeds and baked until very crunchy. And at least once a year a radio station comes up with an incredibly funny sketch about the devil buying all the souls from a suabian bakery...
I shall post recipes for my father's famous lentil stew and a modern variety of Ofenschlupfer (bread-and-butter pudding) tomorrow.

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#10 Mon 03 Mar 08 6:12am

GeoffP

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Re: your favourite regional recipe, please

Pretzels have been mentioned a couple of times, but do you know the fascinating history of this ubiquitous snack?

Briefly, Pretzels were invented by monks, used for the teaching of religion, to feed the poor, and to symbolize the marriage bond. That is the history, now they are popular bar snacks.

You can read a fuller history at:-

http://www.essortment.com/all/pretzelhistory_raxn.htm

or

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pretzel

Who would have thought such a simple snack would be so significant in history.

Just as footnote, a pretzel came close to preventing the the whole sorry saga of Americas attacks on the Middle East when GW Bush almost choked on one in January 2002..... One of the great "if only" moments in history sad

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