Manchester, believe it or not, is a treasure trove of culinary delights. A far cry from London in the North West of England, this cosmopolitan city has greatly contributed to the pantheon of Britain’s most famous dishes. We took at look at three unique recipes Manchester has to offer Britain and beyond. Get your Newtons (that’s Manchester rhyming slang for your teeth) into something tasty with the following recipes for Mancunian classics and for those interested in learning how, take a look at our cooking classes in Manchester.
Cooking Classes Manchester — The Hotpot
Although more typically associated with Lancashire, the hotpot is a big favourite ‘up North’ although is likely to feature on pub menus up and down the country. The lamb stew topped with sliced potatoes can be a little fiddly, but your tastebuds will thank you for it. After browning large chunks of lamb and browning some onions and carrots in a frying pan until golden, add your base ingredients to a casserole dish. Add some Worcestershire sauce and stock for extra flavour before arranging the sliced potatoes over the top before allowing to cook in the oven at a low heat for around 90 minutes.
Cooking Classes Manchester — Black Pudding
Black pudding is a staple in the North and Manchester is particularly renowned for it. Although the process (and it’s ingredients) are not for weak stomachs. Cooking classes Manchester has to offer will most certainly include making your own black pudding. Stir a cup and a half of oatmeal into a pan of boiling water. After straining pig’s blood (yes, you read that correctly) to remove any lumps, add the oats along with some fat, onions, oats, pepper, allspice and a pinch of salt into loaf pans before covering with tin foil and allowing to bake until firm (a process that usually takes around an hour). When your black pudding has completely cooled, cut into slices of around finger thickness and fry in butter or oil for several minutes. When crispy, serve with toast and any other trimmings you’d find on an English breakfast.
Cooking Classes Manchester — Manchester Tart
One shortcrust treat that most Mancunians will remember as a highlight of their school days. This tasty recipe is certainly one for sweet teeth. After baking a shortcrust pastry shell, take it from the oven and allow it to cool. Spread a fine layer of raspberry jam along the inside and sprinkle over some desiccated coconut. Fill the pastry casing with custard and add more coconut and a cherry. Allow to chill in the fridge for half and hour and your Manchester Tart is ready to serve!
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