All Authentic Regional Recipes On Oakden

  • Welsh Cakes

    This recipe for Welsh Cakes, (picau ar y maen, pice bach, cacen gri or teisen radell) is a family one, taken from my family’s Welsh side. A recipe in fact from my Great-Grandmother who lived and worked in the coal mining valley’s of South Wales in the late 1800s – she lived in a tiny …

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  • Cacen Gri (Griddle Cake)

    Cacen Gri is a large Welsh griddle cake (like a large, single welsh cake) baked on a traditional Welsh griddle or bakestone (planc) this particular recipe is from Bala in Merioneth. As this recipe is so quick to make and bake it was prepared when bread was suddenly in short supply, or when friends were …

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  • Irish Soda Bread

    This is a traditional recipe for an Irish Soda Bread recipe, one of the simplest and quickest of all the breads to make. A soda bread is delicious with soup, or spread with a little butter and cheese – it is such a rustic bread that anything which is hearty will go well with it, …

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  • Barmbrack

    This is a very traditional Irish recipe for a Barm Brack, (Báirín Breac) a delicious fruit bread, where the name Barm is the old word for yeast. A barmbrak is eaten all year round, but particularly at Hallowe’en when it has a little gold-ring and a small silver-coin baked into it. It was thought that …

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  • Pancakes | Welsh Recipe

    Welsh pancakes are also known as ‘crempog’ (see this traditional crempog or crempog furum recipe for more regional recipes) and are made with an acidic buttermilk and a rising agent (which used to be yeast before bicarbonate of soda replaced it). The history of these types of pancakes stretch a long way back in Wales, …

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  • Pancakes | English Recipe

    A traditional and classic English pancake is described by Dorothy Hartley in her 1954 book, ‘Food In England’, “abroad pancakes are usually open and piled up together. In England our pancakes are symbols of our insular detachment, for each is rolled up by itself, aloof, with its own small slice of lemon.” This pretty much …

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  • Welsh Cakes | Glamorgan

    This Welsh Cake recipe is from Glamorgan, (where they are also called Pica Bach) the recipe uses butter and adds in a little mixed ground spice before being baked – to eat authentically take two cakes, spread one with a little butter and  jam (or stewed apples and brown sugar) and place the other cake …

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  • Buttermilk Scones

    These pale golden Buttermilk Scones are from a traditional recipe from Ireland and can be baked on a traditional baking plate (see our shop). With the buttermilk and added bicarbonate of soda these have a little more acidic tang to them than traditional English scones, but they go just as well with butter and jam …

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  • Scottish Shortbread

    For the perfect Scottish Shortbread (beautifully buttery, crumbly and ‘sandy’) you should treat the dough as gently as possible … and at the end either pat the shortbread into shape lightly with your hands, or very lightly roll it out with a rolling pin. For our Scottish Shortbread we have chosen the most traditional of …

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  • Pancakes Masterclass

    Although ‘pancakes’ are mainly thought of in Britain as large round discs of thinly fried batter, which are then rolled up, there are actually four distinct varieties of pancakes found in these islands and they come from the four countries, Wales, Ireland, Scotland and England. Each variety has a long history in the local regions, …

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  • Easy Peasy Pancakes

    Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy Pancakes – this is a really quick and easy pancake recipe, perhaps the simplest of all the pancake recipes. And if you were wondering, the actual grown up dictionary definition of the British idiom Easy Peasy is, “‘extremely easy’, this word is used mainly by children or when speaking to children”, …

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  • Pancakes With Blueberries & Cream

    This thin pancake recipe (like the continental crêpe) has a really great blueberry sauce, which is flavoured with sloe gin (a gin steeped in sloe berries). The blueberry sauce is slightly sweet, which is balanced nicely by the pancakes and the cream. One of the best features of this dish is the colour of the …

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