Historical How Tos

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Why do we have pancakes for Shrove Tuesday?

Banniet tort Sam Bilton
Posted:
22 February 2017
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Sam Bilton
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Historical How Tos

As Pancake Day or ‘Shrove Tuesday’ approaches, Sam Bilton explores where the tradition comes from. She's also found a recipe for a kind of pancake pie - the ultimate Shrove Tuesday treat - for you to try at home. In Christian traditions, the 40 days before Easter are known as Lent, and they m...

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A history of the Christmas Pudding

Delve into the history of the Christmas Pudding with food blogger Sam Bilton
Posted:
14 November 2016
Posted By:
Sam Bilton
Categories:
Historical How Tos

What would Christmas dinner be without a Christmas pudding? As Stir Up Sunday (the day that you're traditionally supposed to make your pud) approaches, Sam Bilton looks at the origins of the Christmas pudding. She's also found some historical recipes to try at home, including medieval figgy puddi...

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