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Easter-Ledge Pudding

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Westmorland

Wild leaves, such as dandelion, nettle or easter-ledge leaves, boiled with onion, pearl barley, butter and egg, allowed to set and served as an accompaniment to spring lamb. Well known and widely reported, known in print at least since 'Ashbourne Telegraph' - Friday 29 May 1914


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Easter-ledge, also known as Snake Root or Bistort is a rather attractive native wild flower, with dense summer spikes of pink flowers.

See: Dock Pudding


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