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Mon 20-Oct-14
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Mornin' Mike - how about this?

Okay, so it doesn't have a UK name, but it seems to be a UK dish ...... smile

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Nodding Pudding

Sometimes spelt 'knodding' or even 'nodden'. An old Lancashire dish made from potatoes and flour. Information is sketchy, but it appears to have consisted of mashed potato mixed with flour and butter, and baked in a pie tin until it developed a crust. It may have been a way of using up leftover potatoes, similar to the way that "bubble and squeak" arose.

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Mon 20-Oct-14
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Barley flour might be available from a healthfood shop.

I'll try that again!

Mon 20-Oct-14
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I'll have to check the health food shops in Birmingham to see if I can get any Barley Flour there. If not I may have a go at Nottingham Pudding, which seems to be an apple based toad in the hole.

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Tue 21-Oct-14
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Available on line, see here.

I'll try that again!

Tue 21-Oct-14
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They have an impressive range of flour, TA. The postage is a bit steep unless I can find £30 of stuff to buy...

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Wed 22-Oct-14
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Ah, sorry, I didn't look at costs!

I'll try that again!

Fri 6-Feb-15
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After a long gap, I've done the 'N'. I went with the Nottingham Apple Pudding, which is more or less an apple version of toad in the hole, made with an apple, filled with butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and mixed spice, which was cooked in a yorkshire pudding.

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It was better than I expected.

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Sat 7-Feb-15
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That looks yummy.

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Sat 7-Feb-15
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Ditto Hannah - that looks lovely, Mike..... might have to try that one! ok

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Sat 7-Feb-15
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It was better than I expected, which may or may not have been because I was quite hungry when it came time to taste it. I didn't follow a recipe but just made my normal equal volumes flour, egg and milk batter with an added pinch of salt. I didn't measure the ingredients for the butter filling but there was about half a teaspoon of cinnamon and mixed spice for the one apple.

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Sun 17-May-15
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I've manage to do a few more of my regional recipes but I've had to leave the UK for a couple. I struggled finding a letter Q so ended up doing a Quebec maple tart, which was quite nice. My next recipe is for the letter V and is likely to be a Virginia Apple Pudding.

I'll gloss over the Upton Pudding. It was a bit of a disaster, but given the number of new recipes I've done for my various recipe challenges, they've nearly all turned out well so I was probably due a total failure.

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Mon 25-May-15
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Tonight's Virginia apple pudding was much better than the Upton Pudding

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Next stop: Welsh Cakes.7

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Mon 25-May-15
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I shall be very interested to know the ingredients of your Welsh cakes (the English call them that - we call them Bakestones) and the proportions.  I shall be keeping an eye on you...big_laugh

I'll try that again!

Mon 25-May-15
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When I was in Cardiff a few years ago, there were lots of bakeries selling them. Hopefully my attempt will be ok. My gran was welsh and would sometime cook them so at least in theory I should be familiar with them... I'll have to ask my mum if there's a traditional family recipe, otherwise I'll try a version from the welsh tourist board, which should at least be fairly authentic.

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Fri 29-May-15
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I've managed to get my hands on my gran's 'welsh cake' recipe. When I read it, it sounded a bit different to some of the ones I've seen - the sugar, butter and dried fruit are boiled in a pan with water before the flour, eggs and spices are added. It also has way more fruit. I think something has been lost in translation and it's actually a bara brith recipe, which admittedly is a welsh cake, but not welsh cake.whistle

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