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Appears in
The Daily Mail Modern British Cookbook

By Alastair Little and Richard Whittington

Published 1998

  • About

As its name might suggest, baeckenoffe, meaning literally ‘the baker’s oven’, is a speciality of Alsace-Lorraine, that northern part of France which abuts Germany

Originally this stew was taken in a sealed pot to the baker’s on a Sunday to be cooked in his oven after the bread was baked. This meant a hot meal would be provided on Monday, when women were apparently occupied in pre-emancipation days with the weekly wash. It is suitably serious fare and just the thing to keep waistband