Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Comfort eating

It's the time of year when my cravings for certain foods run amok. What follows are a few of my favourite recipes. Quite cheap to make in these credit crunching times. Enjoy , their tasty, very very tasty.


Make a batter with 1/2 lb of flour, 1 oz of sugar, 1 tablespoon of baking powder, a pinch of carbonate of soda, and sufficient milk to make it the consistency of cream. Beat well. Lightly grease a hot girdle and drop a spoonfull at a time of the mixture on this, turning as soon as one side is lightly coloured. To serve do not fold the pancakes. They are eaten with jam and butter.Delicious!


Put 1 and a half pounds of neck of mutton in a saucepan with just enough water to cover, bring to the boil and skim. Then add 2 coarsely chopped onions,half lb of carrots, cut in dice,half lb of turnips, also cut in dice, and 1 small swede. Season with salt and pepper, simmer gently for another 3/4s of an hour. Coarsely chopped cabbage i like to add. Fantastic


  1. nice idea mate...
    unfortunately i'm a veggie... but i'll try the ''CREMPOG Cymreig'' & 'CAWS POBI'(if i can find some welsh cheese local).i really love a slab of caerphilly(not sure if that's made from sheep and cow's milk)...
    my daughter moved back up to newcastle last year,so i made her a recipe book with photos in the style of a classic 70s cookery book.
    anyway,hope your well.x

  2. yeah cool just got back from break in alderbys edge near manchester.alan garner "the owl service " country. I really should cut down on the meat as well