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Wednesday, 20 November 2013
Nursery Food: Bacon Roly-Poly.
Nothing evokes more wonderful childhood memories of my mother's home-cooking, than this typical post-war dish of Bacon, Onion, and Sage, Roly-Poly.
Designed to be cheap, filling, and made from easily available 'rationed' ingredients, this suet pastry pudding probably graced most late 40's early 50's household tables at one time or another.
Just a few rashers of good quality bacon, a chopped onion, and a few sage leaves were given a sprinkling of salt and plenty of freshly ground black pepper, before being rolled-up into suet pastry; then either steamed or baked. (this recipe from the net looks pretty much how I remember it).
I tried to make it once, but it didn't come out quite right. Now that I've found an 'actual' recipe I really must try it again.
Served with a dot of mustard, it's a classic Winter Warmer that will also leave you with plenty of change from a sixpence.
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I was born just south of London, but for the past 50 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live between an ancient cottage in a tiny village in perfectly tranquil French countryside, and a bijou townhouse in Brighton UK. In France we have plenty of fruit trees, all situated amongst a view that takes the breath away, in the UK we have a handkerchief sized patio. We also have a Border Collie called Billy. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
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