10 April 2011

H is for

Every morning should start with breakfast.. or breaking the night fast as it would have been in the old days.

The Cornish for breakfast is hansel, while the Welsh equivalent is brecwast

Nowadays with fast food, and convenience food we have a wider choice of foods but one particular cornish treat served up for breakfast is Hogs Pudding; and this morning we will be having a full Cornish Breakfast.

Hog's Pudding is a type of sausage produced in Cornwall and Devon. Some versions of the recipe comprise pork meat and fat, suet, bread, and oatmeal or pearl barley formed into the shape of a large sausage - also known as 'Groats pudding' and are very similar to a White pudding, whereas others versions of the recipe contain a high percentage of offal such as lung and liver and can more accurately be described as a sort of West Country haggis. It is a lot spicier than white pudding as it contains black pepper, cumin, basil and garlic.

I will admit to preferring Black pudding to Hogs pudding, but I think it is mainly due to the texture.

1 comment:

Canyon Girl said...

I just eat oatmeal with berries, nuts and milk. But I know I will love reading about Cornwall and the rest of the things on your blog. Had some problems with the Follow button, but will come back and make sure I'm on board.--Inger