This month’s History Baker’s Recipe is from a book compiled by Ada Hartley c.1910-1970. Ada Hartley was a teacher for 47 years within the East Riding of Yorkshire, 33 of them spent at
where she rose to
be Headmistress. The recipe book (Ref: C DIMH/1/3) includes hand written
recipes as well as recipes Hessle
cut out of magazines. It was deposited with the History Centre in April 2010. Ada
The reason that I chose this particular recipe was because I had already decided that I would make something savoury for a change. I also wanted to find a war-time recipe so that this month’s bake would tie in with our VE day 70th anniversary celebrations.
This sausage loaf recipe caught my attention as I have never made a meat loaf and I thought I would give it a try. Off to the butchers I went. I changed a couple of things within the recipe, for example I used smoked bacon trimmings and nutmeg rather than mace. I also brought in some English mustard for colleagues who fancied a try as I thought that would add a bit of flavour.
Elaine: Very tasty
Pete: Very meaty-good with the mustard!
Christine: Absolutely delicious, a war-time recipe that tastes good today!
Verity: Lovely, would be very nice with a roast!
Laura: Great, strong flavour and very tasty!
Claire: Very flavoursome, would make good pastry lattice filling
Caoimhe: Scrummy – delicious!
Elspeth Bower, Archivist