Category Archives: Recipes

Cocoa and the working woman

Do you remember cocoa ? It was what we drank before drinking chocolate stole the limelight. I’ve noticed that “hot chocolate” nowadays represents that which is cosy and comforting and maybe even ‘hygge’. But I’m on a one-woman crusade to … Continue reading

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Gogerddan Pudding Update

My mother and I ate the Gogerddan Christmas Pudding on Christmas Day. I steamed it for a couple of hours to make sure it was well heated through, turned it out, rushed into the garden for a fresh sprig of … Continue reading

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The Gogerddan Christmas Pudding

It was with some excitement that we recently received the recipe for the Christmas Puddings served by the Pryse family at the great Cardiganshire estate house Gogerddan (now part of the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences at the … Continue reading

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Brown Cake

This cake comes from the Aberystwyth 1917 War Hints and Recipes . It’s an odd recipe because, although it contains no eggs (easily available in 1917 Aberystwyth, surely?), it does contain vast quantities of spices and orange peel (!) which … Continue reading

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Poor Man’s Pie

  This 1913 recipe was contributed by Marianne Farrow who had come to Aberystwyth in 1901 with her husband George, a Company Sergeant Major in the Cardiganshire Artillery. By 1911 they had six children ranging in age from 17 to … Continue reading

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Ann Pugh’s Cake

Transcript of recipe Half quartern of dough – mix 2 eggs with it first then 4 oz. of butter and 2oz. of lard. Beat into the dough quite cold. Afterwards add ½ lb currants, 6 oz. sugar and a small … Continue reading

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