Hey Everyone! I am back with the first of my “Best of Britain” recipes. This is one that I am really excited to share because of how delicious the meal is. The recipe I am sharing is one that my family has made for a very long time, well…four generations and counting. The recipe may have been slightly altered due to the changing technology in the kitchen, but the basic ingredients and final product are still the same. Continue reading “Panackelty – The Best of Britain”
Half of my ancestry runs deep into Britain. I have family that has settled for hundreds of years in Northern England and Orkney, Scotland. The last recipe I posted, Pan Haggerty, is a wonderful British dish packed full of flavor, and is simple to make. The next couple of recipes I will be posting I will be old family favorites. I have a few in mind, including Panackelty, Yorkshire Pudding, and Stottie Cake. These recipes will be posted under the headline of “The Best of Britain”.
All the recipes will be easy to make and will have ingredients that are cheap to buy. This isn’t because I want to focus on these being ‘easy meals for the rushed’, rather my British ancestors were so extremely poor, the basics were pretty much all they could afford (or afford to steal). Though their story lives on in me, I want to share part of it with all of you. That part being the food!
I know there are a ton of British recipes already out there, and even some for the dishes I am going to post. Believe me when I say I have read of a million different ways to do Yorkshire Puddings! Unfortunately most never turn out for me so I end up going back to the old family recipe that has never failed. Not only will adults be able to enjoy these meals, but children will love them too! All these recipes have been tested and approved by my oldest children (who seem to be very proud of their insanely picky eating).
So that’s all I have to say for now. I just wanted to do a brief introduction for the next couple of posts! Stay tuned for The Best of Britain!
Pan haggerty is one of the best British dishes I have ever tasted. It is extremely simple to make and is very filling. Pan haggerty is a dish that finds its roots in Northumberland, England, a northern county in England that borders with Scotland along the east coast. I have seen some sites online that claim it is the same dish as panackelty, but it isn’t…in fact they aren’t even remotely similar. Pan haggerty is a layered baked dish, whereas panackelty is a stew that cooks for several hours. I had never tasted pan haggerty until recently and to be completely honest, I stumbled on its existence by complete accident!
In my house, there is only one food that doesn’t get complaints when it is made for dinner; that food is pizza! Pizza is one of the first foods I started making from scratch, shortly after I got married. It is cheap, quick and very tasty! The first pizza dough recipes I made were in a bread maker. I didn’t have any sort of mixer like a Bosch or Kitchen Aid, nor did I have any counter space…so I did the best I could with what I had.
Before I get into the recipe, I want to take a moment to briefly explain why I made allergen free pizza. My youngest child is has severe dietary restrictions. She cannot consume dairy, soy, nuts, eggs, gluten, or shellfish. This is because she has been diagnosed with Eosinophilic Esophagitis, or allergy of the throat. As a result she hasn’t been able to eat all her favorite foods, or really anything but meat, fruit, and veggies…which she despises!
Everyone in the world speaks the same language. That language is FOOD!
There is one thing that unites all people around the world, and that is food. Regardless of where one goes, there are always new and exciting smells and tastes to partake of. Not only do these smells and tastes satisfy the body, but they can help one connect to the people around them.
In my travels I have always found that any barrier can be broken by the eating and sharing of delicious food. I don’t proclaim to be a food connoisseur by any means, but I have found that food is something that brings people, from all walks of life, together for an enjoyable time.
Now I am going to keep this extremely short, because I don’t want to take up much time boring you on my beliefs on the unifying power of food. Rather I would like you to take the time to explore the site.
Over the course of the next few weeks, I will be regularly posting the best recipes of 2015 that I have made. From there I will be continuing to post new and exciting recipes I have discovered (pretty much all from experimentation) for you to enjoy.