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Baking in the Black Country


Here are a few traditional Black Country recipes from 1875 for you to try at home.


Bread Pudding

Bread was a very important part of the daily diet it was known as a 'Bally-Filler'

/media/learning/library/150210_230_150210_230_lardy_cake_2.jpgLardy Cake

Lardy cakes were popular, they were filling, sweet and cheap. 

/media/learning/library/150210_230_rice_pudding_2.jpgRice Pudding Cake

/media/learning/library/150210_230_150210_230_seed_cake_1.jpgCaraway Seed Cake

A special treat for Sunday tea

/media/learning/library/150210_230_150210_230_rock_cake_2.jpgRock Cakes

Rock Cakes were a special treat


Did you know?

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The region got it’s name when it was described as ‘Black by day and red by night’ by Elihu Burritt, the American Consul to Birmingham in 1862.

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