What is Welsh rarebit?

Welsh Rarebit - Toasted bread with melted cheddar cheese
A classic dish, but how much do you know about it?
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You’ve probably heard about it, but did you know that the delicious treat known as Welsh rarebit has its own day to celebrate its greatness? A classic that has graced many a plate, there’s more to know about this cheesy delicacy than meets the eye. It might be considered a national dish to Wales, but its influence has been seen across the globe.

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How to get Bake Off ready

Are you ready to get baking?
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It’s that time of year again – as the summer comes to a close, ‘The Great British Bake Off’ graces our screens once again. With classics such as biscuit week and pastry week, it’s easy to be inspired to don your apron and get creating bakes of your own. Here’s how to get yourself and your kitchen Bake Off ready!

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The history of ice cream

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There’s nothing quite like a delicious bowl of ice cream on a hot summer’s day!
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What better way to stay cool in the warmer months than with some delicious, cooling ice cream? The sweet confectionery is a firm favourite for many, and with good reason. From traditional soft serve cones eaten on a trip to the seaside, to luxury brand tubs consumed from the comfort of your own home, ice cream serves as a delectable treat regardless of your age!

How much do you know about the cold dessert?

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5 facts you didn’t know about coffee

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There’s nothing better than a cup of coffee to start your day!
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Perhaps one of the nation’s favourite beverages, there’s nothing quite like a cup of coffee to get you through the day. Or several, as the case may be! This week is UK coffee week, where we get the chance to honour all things caffeine. UK coffee week is aimed at raising money for the communities where our coffee comes from, to aid Project Waterfall.

To celebrate, we’ve come up with a list of interesting facts about this much loved drink.

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The food of St David’s Day

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Celebrate Welsh culture this St David’s day!
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The first of March marks St David’s Day across the whole of Wales. This is celebrated in a myriad of ways; school children are encouraged to dress up as Welsh ladies or coal miners, and Eisteddfods held across the country. The Eisteddfod is the epitome of Welsh culture, celebrating everything from music and drama, to writing.

Of course, no St David’s Day would be complete without some traditional grub! We take a look at some of the most popular dishes for you to celebrate the first of March in style.

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How to make exciting pancakes

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Pancake day was originally intended to use up all the perishable goods in the house before lent.
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It’s that wonderful time of year again – where Pancake Day gives us the perfect excuse we need to eat pancakes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Though if you’re bored of eating your standard pancake year in and year out, we’ve come up with some ideas to shake things up a bit in your kitchen.

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The history of chocolate

Dark homemade chocolate bars and cocoa pod on wooden
From start to finish…
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Every week is chocolate week here at Clifford James. Who doesn’t love that tasty treat with a cup of tea while you’re on a break? Or a nibble and a munch on your favourite bar during lunch? And you can’t forgo those sumptuous truffles in the evening when you’re settling down to watch a film…

Chocolate has become a staple for many over the centuries, whether you prefer it in its solid form or prefer to use a chocolate fondue set for a sweet treat of the more melty variety.

Every story has a beginning, and when it comes to chocolate, we begin our tale in a land we now know as Mexico!

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