Archive | September, 2014

Stuffed Spicy Apples

Stuffed Spicy Apples Ingredients • 4 cooking apples, cored but left whole • 2 stem ginger balls, finely chopped • ½ tsp ground cinnamon • 4 prunes, chopped • 50g light muscovado sugar • 1 tbsp butter • 4 big scoops good quality vanilla ice cream, to serve   Method 1. Heat oven to 200C/fan […]

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Tudor Gingerbread

                    Tudor Gingerbread   Ingredients 14 slices of crumbed, stale brown bread, crusts removed 1 small jar of clear honey (about 300g) ¼ tsp of black pepper ½ tsp of ground ginger ½ tsp of ground nutmeg ¼ tsp of ground star anise Method 1. Very […]

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William Shakespeare’s Diary: 02/09/1573

Good Morrow It was an early start today.  Well before sunrise did the farm animals wake me, so I sat a while watching and listening to the maids downstairs. They are always so busy! Ah! It looks like Mistress Martha is going to pick some fresh apples. Mmm, I am hungry and I do love […]

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