As the Coronavirus pandemic gripped the world, bringing with it lockdown and the temporary closure of Hexham Abbey for the first time since the Black Death, the Abbey’s congregation and friends kept in touch via email, phone, letter and, for some, shared recipes.
A new book published by the Abbey records some of those recipes and numerous others, many of them passed down through generations of families across the parish and beyond. The result is an inspiring mix of starters, main courses, desserts, cakes, bakes, jams, marmalades and preserves to suit all tastes and levels of culinary expertise, making this every home cook’s must-have reference point for recipes ancient and modern.
Buy your copy, priced £7.50, at www.hexhamabbey.org.uk/gift-shop/abbey-cookbook
Try two of the recipes included in the book below…