Monthly Archives: March 2014

Some pics from a visit to the Rivington Hall.

You can get more info from this very, very impressive establishment at the following website link: http://www.rivingtonhallbarn.co.uk/

Chatting to some bikers

Chatting to some bikers

Here I am at Rivington Barn, chatting to some of the Bikers discussing some of the recipes in the GAR Book

Outside the Rivington Hall Barn

Outside the Rivington Hall Barn

Astride a Harley Davidson bike

Astride a Harley Davidson bike

Inside the gift shop

Inside the gift shop

Inside the gift shop

Inside the gift shop

The Gift Shop and Café (above)

This stunning establishment is situated to the north of Bolton, set in magnificent countryside, the upper and the lower barns are very popular locations for visitors all year round  Rivington Barn is a popular venue for weddings and all manner of events. The charming Gift Shop at the lower barn (as it is known locally)  have kindly agreed to stock the Grandma’s Antique Recipes book in their shop, where it also sells a wide selection of delightful gifts for all the family and all occasions.

The splendid Tea Shop sells delicious food and snacks with lovely home made cakes and coffee, the whole place is buzzing with atmosphere and the local people are very friendly, it really is well worth a visit.

Showing my book to a biker

Showing my book to a biker

Astride a Harley Davidson bike

Astride a Harley Davidson bike…with my book

The bikers at Rivington Hall

The bikers at Rivington Hall

The bikers at Rivington Hall

The bikers at Rivington Hall

Please visit the website of Rivington Hall:

http://www.rivingtonhallbarn.co.uk/

'The proof of the pudding is in the eating'

‘The proof of the pudding is in the eating’

These pictures and links were forwarded to me by a someone who has bought the book and tested out the recipe’s in Grandma’s Antique Recipes book.

First of all she tried out the recipe for Grandma’s Short Crust Pastry and then the recipe for Grandma Sarah’s Potato Pie.

I am pleased to say that she was delighted with the results of both recipe’s and she has forwarded these pictures on to me as proof.

Once again confirming that ‘The proof of the pudding is in the eating’.

Patricia Matthews

Trying out the recipes from the book

Trying out the recipes from the book

Grandma Sarah’s Delicious Meat Pie

Grandma Sarah’s Delicious Meat Pie

Grandma Sarah’s Delicious Meat Pie

This recipe is a very easy versatile meal to make, it is so delicious and can be eaten hot with seasonal vegetables or cold with a fresh green salad.

It can be frozen for later if need, be but the best way to eat it in my families view is fresh from the oven.

Just follow the instructions on the video link below.

Enjoy.

 

 

 

Grandma Sarah’s Delicious Meat Pie

- 8 ozs Grandma Sarah’s Short crust pastry

- 400g/1lb lean minced Steak/lamb/pork.

- 1or 2 medium sized onions or a pkt of ready prepared onions

- 3 heaped tea spoonfuls of Gravy Granules or 2 stock cubes

- Salt and Pepper

- 2 teasp cornflour or flour.

- Egg wash

- Preheat oven 160⁰C/gas 6

- Grease the plates well and set aside.

- This amount will make 1 large plate pie or 4 small plate size pies.

- In a large bowl mix the meat, onions, gravy granules or stock cubes and mix well with your hands making sure that all the ingredients are well incorporated.

- Season well with salt and pepper.

- Add the cornflour or flour to the meat mixture and mix well.

- Roll out enough pastry to cover a greased plate

- Take a handful of meat ( rather like a large hamburger) and press on to the pastry on the plate.

- Brush the rim of the pastry with beaten egg

- Roll out the remaining pastry and put a lid on the pie.

- Crimp the edges with your finger and thumb and brush with beaten egg.

- Bake for 20 minutes until the meat in the pie is cooked right through.

- Serve hot with vegetables or cold with salad.