Category Archives: Recipes

Captain Beefheart mince pies

Another Explore Your Archives exclusive! For our Making History event, I made the shrub – already blogged about – and, helped by my friend Mark, some festively archival mince pies using another recipe from the Webley-Parry recipe books. Here it is again: … Continue reading

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Shrub – by popular demand!

I made shrub for Making History, our Explore Your Archive 2017 event last November. The brave souls who tasted it were impressed and apparently completely unharmed! We therefore present (by popular demand) a blog all about making this very alcoholic … Continue reading

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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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