Hindle Wakes

Preparation info

  • Serves

    8

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

The Cookery of England

The Cookery of England

By Elisabeth Ayrton

Published 1975

  • About

‘Hen de la Wake’ or ‘Hen of the Wake’ – i.e. the hen to be eaten during the Fair.

This is a late version of a very old recipe. It was collected near Wigan, about 1900, in its present form. It is a feast-day dish, dating from the Middle Ages, as good to eat as it is gay to look at with its white meat, black stuffing and yellow and green trimmings. To be eaten cold.