Somerset is a county in the south-west region of England and these are a collection of local and regional recipes handed down within families who have lived and worked in the Somerset area. All of the recipes below are regionally authentic, originally coming from recipe books published in the 1800s or 1900s, with the weights and measurements adjusted (alongside the old standards) where appropriate for the modern kitchen.
SOMERSET LIVER ROLL
1 1/2 lb (750g) liver, 1 sliced onion, 1/4 pint (150ml) milk, 4 oz (115g) mashed potato, salt, pepper.
Slice the liver and fry with onion and chop when fried. Make gravy with flour and milk, and add the liver, onion, potato and seasoning. Mix thoroughly and shape into a roll. Put into baking tin with some dripping and bake for 45 minutes.
Put alternate layers of grated cheese and chopped onions in a pie-dish, top with cheese and breadcrumbs and bake in a medium oven till cooked.