Ginger shortbread in the Grasmere tradition

Ginger shortbread in the Grasmere tradition Traditional Lakeland cooking with Mrs Simkins (October 2018) Ingredients Makes sixteen squares   110g (4oz) salted butter, softened 110g (4oz) dark brown sugar 1 tablespoon golden syrup 225g (8oz) plain flour 1 level...

Brampton pease pudding

Brampton pease pudding Traditional Lakeland cooking with Mrs Simkins (November 2018) Pease pudding on toast Ingredients Serves eight or more   500g (1lb) split yellow peas, soaked overnight in cold water 1 medium-large onion, peeled and diced 25g (1oz) butter,...

Potted Cumberland Ham with Rosemary

Potted Cumberland Ham with Rosemary Traditional Lakeland cooking with Mrs Simkins (January 2019) Ingredients: Serves 6–8 but easy to halve quantities 300g (10z) cooked ham, minced 50g (2oz) unsalted butter, softened 6–12 rosemary needles, washed in hot water &...

Simnel Cake

Simnel Cake  Mothering Sunday: piece of cake, by Louise Flanders (March 2016) No place for Judas in the traditional simnel cake to be presented on Mothering Sunday Ingredients To make simnel cake you will need an eight-inch circular cake tin, buttered and lined with...

Elderflower Cordial

Elderflower Cordial Summer of flower power, by Louise Flanders (June 2015) The song Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer does not reflect my own summer: that’s just a fantasy for me. Lighter nights extend the days, which allows more work to be done in the business,...