When I need comfort food, mashed potato it is. Reminiscent of childhood large plates of mashed potato, buttery and herby, steaming hot from the pan and piled with other vegetables, it takes me back to days of large gardens, lazy days, and few cares.
Stilton, the English village, lies 70 miles north of London on the Great North Road, around the distance that a speedy horseman can travel in one day from London.
Quite a retro English recipe!
Have you heard of Girdle Scones? (Girdle is another name for a Griddle.) These scones are perfect for lazy weekends and camping holidays. They can be cooked inside, in or on a BBQ, or over an open camp file (as long as you can hang or support a griddle). They are delicious eaten warm…
My goodness, I did love this recipe, producing scone-like cakes that whistled and sang as they cooked on the griddle. In the early days of this century it was often to be found on The Table in The Kitchen, hot from the griddle and next to a large chunk of country butter.