Category Archives: Breads

A Taste Of Empire – Gibraltar

Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory located on the southern end of the Iberian peninsula and shares its northern border with Spain. The Rock of Gibraltar is the major landmark of the region. At its foot is a densely populated … Continue reading

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Traditional Christmas Breads – The Netherlands

The cuisine of the Netherlands or Holland has been shaped from the twin practices of fishing and farming. Traditionally, Dutch cuisine is simple and straightforward, with many vegetables and little meat. Breakfast and lunch are typically bread with toppings while … Continue reading

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Traditional Christmas Breads – Russia

Krendel or Krendl is the traditional Christmas bread of Russia. Christmas was not able to be publicly celebrated during much of the 20th century. Indeed, many Russians identify themselves as atheists, making the religious observance less fashionable. But be that … Continue reading

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Traditional Christmas Breads – Czech & Slovak

Vánočka or Vianočka is a braided Christmas bread, baked in the Czech Republic (Vánočka) and Slovakia (Vianočka) Vánoce in Czech and Vianoce in Slovak both mean Christmas! Being rich in eggs and butter, makes them similar in many ways to … Continue reading

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Michaelmas Goose

Today, 29th September is Michaelmas Day, the feast day of St Michael which has become a combined feast for the archangels Michael, Raphael and Gabriel. The traditions of the Christian feast of St. Michael and All Angels are heavily blended … Continue reading

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Traditional Christmas Breads – France

The ‘fancy’ fruit bread has been a staple throughout the decades as a celebratory snack or simply a nicely presented tea-time treat for that ‘important’ guest! It has less fruit content than the French Fruit Braid shown here, where it … Continue reading

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Cookery Post Bag

Once again we have a Lillian Mattingly article, this time for a recipe request service. Back in the dim and distant thirties there was no internet to log onto for a recipe or advice and although it was always possible … Continue reading

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