Recipes from September, 2006...

England , Sonia September 2006

Sonia shows us how to make a local speciality Lancashire Hotpot. All you need is Lamb, potatoes, onions and four hours to cook the thing.  Filmed by Human Beans as part of What’s Cooking Grandmas of Lancaster.


  • 3lb old potatoes
  • 1lb onions
  • 1lb (neck chops) or 1lb lamb chops
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1/2pt water

  • Directions
  • Heat oven to 180C
  • Cook for 4-6 hours

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Brian North October 23, 2008

Just found this site via Market Kitchen on UKTV Food….proper home cooking….brilliant

Peter October 25, 2008

Just picked up on this site after watching Market Kitchen. Terrific site, will visit time and time again.

Chris October 26, 2008

Great site, seen it on Market Kitchen. I wonder if grandads can add their home cooking, will visit a again…good luck

Grandad Michael October 29, 2008

This is REAL cooking!!

VAL SOLLY October 29, 2008

Just seen the two Granma’s on TV. Will try the Quark recipe
and the Lancashire Hotpot


portia October 29, 2008

brilliant site found it after watching market kitchen. got to try thr hotpot. will be pasiing the site on to all

Jennifer November 5, 2008

Just watched Market Kitchen – brilliant programme, thought I would give the site a visit, reminds me of my Mums cooking, good wholesome food, brings back happy memories and makes me want to get the scales out – and that takes some doing!

Wendy November 7, 2008

I think this a really good site, good old fashioned cooking, the way it should be. Found this site on market kitchen.

Philip November 14, 2008

This site is great – blows away TV’s pretentious Super-Chefs with their expletives and coulis-drizzled silly food.

Chris December 28, 2008

Maybe Mum doesn’t always do it best after all. Following his mum’s new found fame Sonia’s son Charlie presents his improvement on her Lancashire Hotpot recipe – which includes adding black pudding and parsnips. The video also features a cameo appearance from Sonia herself. See it on YouTube here

sue odwell February 2, 2009

Just watched the cooking of the lancashire hot pot great
video made me feel hungry not sure where I got this web site, it might have been market kitchen with James martin of Saturday kitchen a great web site Sue O

phyllis curley November 7, 2010

I am looking for John Townell navy vet of ww11.John is from lancashire. thankful for any help.

Mobile Disco January 22, 2011

I know whats for tea tonight :)

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Austria , England , Gran Paula September 2006

A recipe for an Austrian dessert passed on to Helen by family friend and Austrian grandmother Gran Paula. Gran Paula’s Fruit Slice has been a family favourite for years. Filmed by Human Beans as part of What’s Cooking Grandmas of Lancaster.


  • Greased Baking Tray, Metal with 2″ sides
  • 1/2 lb plain flour
  • 1/4 lb of pastry margarine eg Stork or Trex
  • ice cold water
  • 1/2 lb dried fruit
  • Glacé cherries
  • Candied peel
  • 1/2 pound ground almonds
  • 4ozs sugar
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • Directions 
  • Heat oven to 180C
  • Cook for 25 – 35 minutes until golden brown.

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Christopher July 31, 2013

Looks delicious. Thank you for posting this.

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England , Nannie Webb September 2006

“My nan making a crumble” – a recipe filmed by Natalie Tucker in lkley, West Yorkshire.

    Serves 8

  • For filling
  • Apples from the garden
  • Blackberries from the garden

  • For Crumble mix
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 12oz flour
  • 6oz fat – half butter, half margarine

  • Directions
  • peel and chunk apples
  • add 3 tablespoons of sugar and precook in microwave
  • rub together flour, sugar and fat
  • In a heat proof dish cover apples with blackberries and crumble mix
  • bake in oven for 10mins


Sandra Galsworthy August 20, 2009

Thank you – ! Will definitely try it – we all love the crumble topping as much if not more than the fruit!

janet dixon February 21, 2010

Thank you nannie webb, this was lovely and so much easier to make then other ones i have tried janet

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