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German cake

We have two versions of this cake already! The basic recipe is that for Victoria sponge (the weight of the eggs in sugar, butter and flour) but we would usually use self-raising flour in a modern Victoria sponge whereas at … Continue reading

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How the other half ate: Tea biscuits from the Webley-Parry collection

This is not the first, or indeed the last, time that the Webley-Parry cookbook makes an appearance on our blog. For Explore Your Archives Week 2016, this archivist tried the Tea Biscuits recipe. Here is the transcript, with original spelling … Continue reading

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Eat, drink and be merry – the festive season is upon us

Remember the recipe for elderberry wine from the Webley-Parry papers? It’s time for more seasonal delights from the wonderful recipe books in that collection.

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A Seasonal Recipe

Elderberries are ripe and ready for picking right now. By coincidence, I’ve been editing and preparing to web-mount a recently completed catalogue of the Webley-Parry collection (of which more soon) and a very seasonal recipe caught my eye:

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