Another fabulous post from Debi at My Kitchen Witch, sharing her tale of discovering Bockings (which are a little like crumpets/pancakes for the uninitiated).
Enjoy, Leah

An Evolving Life

The story of English Breads and Yeast Cookery by Elizabeth David (under review by the blogging cookbook club, The Cookbook Guru, this month) begins nearly twenty years before it appeared in print. In 1956, when Elizabeth David was writing cookery articles for The Sunday Times, her editor “strongly encouraged” her to do a book review on a little book called Home Baked by husband and wife team, George and Cecilia Scurfield. Recounting this in a book of her collected articles, An Omelette and a Glass of Wine, Elizabeth David wryly explained that at the time she knew nothing about bread making (let alone book reviewing), but when your editor asks, you jump.

Well, when she jumped, Elizabeth David really jumped! That review appeared in The Sunday Times on 25 March 1956, but the Scurfield’s book, she said “opened up a whole new field of study and of…

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