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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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By Dorothy Baldock, A. Wood
J Salmon Ltd - 1995

31st March 2014

Goosnargh Cakes : page 21

Not cakes, but not quite biscuits either - they are essentially short-crust pastry with a higher than usual proportion of butter, rolled out and sprinkled with sugar and caraway seeds. The result is pleasant enough - very crumbly at first but firmed up after 24 hours or so - not particularly sweet, and the seeds seemed to lose a lot of flavour in the baking (I made some with the traditional caraway seeds and some with cumin seeds).

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