Recipes

Chorley Cakes

    “My best thanks for your Chorley Cakes, ladies, are due; As I eat them, of course, I was thinking of you; And strange twinges I felt while consuming the cakes, I prized them so much for the kind givers’ sakes; As your gifts they appeared things too precious to eat,… 

    Lancashire Hotpot

    “Lancashire Hotpot, what could be more a synonym of Northern cooking, as grim and earthy as the life of a sheepherder, was the standard lamb dish….Hotpot was named for the big steep sided crockery pot or pippin the lamb and potatoes and onions cooked in all day in the fireplace… 

    Crumpets

    “At home my father tears open a packet of crumpets and toasts them on the Aga. He puts so much butter on them that it runs through the holes and down our arms as we pull at the soft, warm dough with our teeth.” Toast: The Story of a Boy’s… 

    Liver and Onions

    Liver and Onions

      “We carried on our usual banter as I prepared the meal; then Tom arrived home. Coming into the kitchen, he sniffed around as usual. Can’t smell any onions, he said. No, I’ve done a meat pie instead. But we always have liver and onions on Friday, he wailed. The butcher… 

      Jammie Dodgers

      Jammie Dodgers

        “The best aspects of the primary school classroom were the sandbox and the ‘tuck trolley’ that delivered the jam-filled cookies we called Jammie Dodgers at eleven o’clock sharp.” John Taylor, In the Pleasure Groove Deluxe: Love, Death, and Duran Duran “Technically, Brian was not, in fact, a tea boy, but…