450g minced pork 225g minced beef 500ml fine breadcrumbs 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon Jamaica pepper 140ml water Mix all ingredients really well by hand then place mixture in a 900g loaf tin.  Set in the fridge for an hour or two. Cut into1.25cm think slices.  Fry until cooked through and browned on both…

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125g self raising flour 175g fine white breadcrumbs 125g chopped suet 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons each freshly ground cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg 175g sultanas 175g raisins 2 tablespoons golden syrup 2 tablespoons black treacle 1 large grated cooking apple 1 large grated carrot 2 eggs ½ cup milk Cotton or linen cloth, 55cm…

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500g potatoes 100g plain flour 50g butter Salt Mash the potatoes until smooth and add a generous pinch of salt and the butter. Mix in the flour and knead if necessary, but don’t let the mixture become too dry. Roll out thinly and cut into triangles. Brown on both sides in a frying pan, pricking…

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100g coarse oatmeal 100g medium oatmeal 100g fine oatmeal ¼ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 25g butter 35ml hot water Preheat oven to 150°C. Mix the oatmeal and put 250 grams, the baking powder, and salt into a bowl, and stir in the melted butter. Slowly add the hot water to make a smooth,…

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100g plain flour 50g castor sugar 50g rice flour 100g butter Soften butter at room temperature. Beat together the butter and the sugar, then combine the flours. Turn mixture onto a floured board and knead until firm and smooth. Cut into portions and shape into rounds (this amount will make four small rounds). Place on…

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200g condensed milk 50g butter 1kg sugar 1 cup milk Optional: Vanilla essence Put milk, sugar and butter into a heavy saucepan and stir gently over a low heat until the sugar dissolves (about 20 minutes). Add condensed milk and bring to the boil slowly, stirring regularly. After a few minutes, test the mixture’s consistency…

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400g self-raising flour 150g shredded suet 200g washed currants 125g castor sugar Finely grated rind of an orange Sift the flour into a bowl and stir in the suet, currants, rind and sugar. Mix with enough water to make a dropping consistency. Turn the mixture into a buttered pudding basin and steam for 2½ hours.…

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1kg neck of mutton 25g lentils 50g washed barley 25g dried peas 75g chopped turnips 2 medium carrots 1 chopped onion 1 chopped leek ½ heart of cabbage 1½ tablespoons chopped parsley 1.8 litres cold water Salt and pepper Wash the peas and lentils and soak overnight. Place the meat in a medium-sized pot and…

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75kg beef, trimmed of sinews and veins and cut into chunks 3.5kg calf or beef liver, trimmed of veins and gristle and cut into chunks 2.5kg chopped onion 2.75kg beef suet cut into chunks and kept cold 2.5kg rolled oatmeal Salt and pepper to taste Toast the oatmeal in a hot oven until golden brown.…

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2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons stock 700g sliced potatoes 100g cooked lamb (with stock reserved) 2 chopped onions Salt and pepper Optional: 2 sliced carrots and half a small turnip, diced Melt the butter in a large pan and cook the chopped onions until they are soft and almost brown. Add the sliced potatoes and…

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