Spotted Dick Mug Cake

This is the instant version of my full Spotted Dick recipe. See there for my comments on the name! This version is gluten free, sugar free, and can be easily tweaked to be keto friendly. Enjoy! INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon (or so) of currants, raisins, or as you prefer 1 tbsp of brown liquor or water […]

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Gluten free Lorne sausage

Lorne sausage is Scotland’s own sausage. Made well, with good ingredients, it is delightfully different. Sadly all too many are made without care and with iffy ingredients, so they are merely “tasty” instead of “delightful”. Here’s a gluten free version for those who have to avoid wheat and other gluten bearing grains. 1 cup rice, […]

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Queen of Puddings

For Mother’s Day, I asked my wife to choose a pudding we’d never had before. To be extra mean I handed her a book with over 140 classic British Pudding recipes – how horrible I am! She chose Queen of Puddings. I have had this once before in my whole life. It’s one I felt […]

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Stuart’s Gluten Free Simnel pudding

Simnel Cake is a British Easter tradition. I decided to take the cake recipe and convert it to make a Simnel Pudding, because everyone needs some pudding in their life! Makes 1 large pudding. You can double the quantities to make 2. 250g/8oz mixed dried fruit 25g/1oz stem ginger (finely chopped or grated) 1/2 lemon […]

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Substitute for Ready Brek

As a child I liked the sickly sweet sugar laden breakfast cereals, like every other kid. I also liked Ready Brek, laden with honey or treacle. Ready Brek wasn’t so easy to find in the USA when I looked a while back, so I set out to make it myself. I saw the recipes and […]

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Haggis

Now that I have made you recoil in terror, here is how to make Scotland’s national sausage with ingredients available in the US. Yes, I called it a sausage, because that’s what it is! SPECIAL EQUIPMENT NEEDED meat grinder vacuum sealer vacuum bag sous vide setup OR large lidded pot INGREDIENTS 1 large onion, diced […]

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Carrot pudding

Here’s a recipe from Mrs Beeton from 1859 or so. It’s delicious. 1/2 lb. of bread crumbs (gluten free alt: mix of oats and corn flakes) 4 oz. of suet (or butter) 3/4 lb. carrot 1/4 lb. raisins 1/4 lb. currants 3 oz. sugar 3 eggs milk 1 tsp ground nutmeg Boil the carrots in […]

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Porridge Scones

Porridge is another name for cooked oatmeal. It’s easy to make, cheap, and is not too bad for nutrition. So, what do you do with all the leftover porridge? Here’s one answer, and it’s two recipes for the price of one! OVERNIGHT SLOW COOKER PORRIDGE Add oats to water at a 1:4 ratio, that is […]

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Spotted dick pudding

Also known as spotted duff or spotted dog, the words “dick, duff, dog” all derive from the word “dough”. Any other suggestion comes from a smutty mind 😉 Spotted dick is your basic steamed pudding. These ingredients will show up frequently here… SPOTTED DICK PUDDING 8oz / 240g self raising flour 4oz / 120g unsalted […]

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Duchess’s Pudding

120g/4oz unsalted butter 120g/4oz caster / powdered sugar 2 eggs, beaten 150g / 5oz self raising flour 60g / 2oz mixed fruit 30g / 1oz glace cherries, chopped 30g / 1oz chopped walnuts (or more dried fruit, to your taste) almond essence to taste milk Butter your pudding basin. Cream the butter and sugar together […]

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