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From: Northern England,

Joined: October 7th, 2012

About me: I've embarked on a mission to cook something new from every cookery book I own - currently 260 - and am planning to use my account here to keep track (thanks to rfb from Librarything for tipping me off to the existence of this site). I've made a couple of rules for myself: to cook the recipe as given, with no substitution or variation unless suggested by the author; and to try to pick a genuinely new dish from each book - in other words, as I've cooked many Leek and Potato Soups in my time, I don't get to count Leek and Potato Soup as a new dish just because I haven't used this specific recipe before (unless it has really significant differences from the usual versions).


Latest review:

June 10th, 2019

Hodge Podge from Mrs Beeton's Cookery Book

Beef and vegetable soup with beer - turned out disappointingly bland. The recipe had no seasoning other than salt and pepper - having tried it, I added a stock cube and some Worcester sauce, which helped... read more >


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The Bean Book

By Rose Elliot
Fontana Press - 1980

22nd October 2012

Pease Pudding : page 260

I like pease pudding (usually cold with ham in a stotty cake when I'm working up in Newcastle) so I don't know why I've never made it before. This recipe is very simple and tasted good, but had a dry crumbly texture (definitely wouldn't have made a good sandwich). However I baked it in a fairly shallow dish, rather than steaming it in a pudding basin in the traditional style, and this probably had a significant effect - I shall try the recipe again before writing it off.

I added shredded ham, a little flour and water to half the leftovers and made Pea and Ham Fritters which were very tasty. I shall add spices, gram flour and egg to the rest and make Split Pea Felafel.

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