May 27, 2009
Olde Kentish Recipes - From Mum
Some old country recipes, verbatim, from my Mum. I hope you enjoy reading them or even making them
"Here's a couple of recipes for you, one you could use, the other for fun.
"Looker's Pie." This is a traditional Romney Marsh dish. Lookers were basically shepherds but had to watch vast flocks of sheep in all weathers.
1 1/2 lbs lean lamb.
1/2 pint lamb stock.
1/2 glass red wine.
1 tablespoon chopped mint.
salt and pepper.
short crust pastry.
beaten egg to glaze.
Dice lamb and brown in oil. Chop and brown onions in a little butter. Put lamb and onions in a casserole dish with the wine, stock and mint. Season and cook for 1 1/2 hours at 325 degrees. Peel and boil potatoes for about 5 mins, chop into chunks and mix in with casserole once cooked. Roll out half pastry and line pie dish. Spoon in casserole contents and cover with rest of pastry. Glaze with beaten egg. Cook for 25 mins at 350 degrees.
From Lookers Heritage Recipe Book. Sounds scrumtious! Make sure you seasonwell.
RUMFUSTIAN loved by English sportsmen after a day's shooting. (and pirates too, says Hazel)
The yolks of a dozen eggs well whisked up. Put into 1 quart of strong beer. Add 1 pint of gin. Put into a saucepan a bottle of sherry with a stick of cinnamon, a grated nutmeg, dozen lumps of sugar, and the rind of a thinly peeled lemon. When it boils pour it into the gin mixture. Drink Hot.
That would warm them up I am sure. Love Mum"
pie image from lookersheritage.co.uk