How to get a Be-ro Baking Book.

Posted November 8th, 2011 by Christine

The first Be-ro book was published in 1923 and is a staple book in our family. The recipes are quite basic and allow you to get messy and experiment. There are plenty of recipes on line, but computer keyboards and flour don’t really mix that well. If you are a book facist like me, you want the real thing. so here’s how to get the real thing (a real bargain), taken from the official website:

NEW 41st edition Be-Ro Recipe Book, available August 2011 – 1st edition published in 1923!

In 1880, amongst the most popular products that Thomas Bell sold from his grocery business in the centre of Newcastle was Bells Royal Self-raising Flour, a novelty at the time. Following the death of Edward VII it became illegal to use the Royal name and so this popular baking flour was renamed Be-Ro. To show the nation the quality and variety of home-baking possible with Be-Ro plain and self-raising Flours, Thomas held a series of exhibitions where he sold freshly bakes products for a shilling to visitors. These were so popular that people demanded that they had copies of the recipes so that they could bake the dishes at home. In 1923 the first Be-Ro book was published, it soon became an essential part of running a home and feeding a family. We are now celebrating our 41st edition with a selection of the most popular dishes and delicious new recipes for you to bakes, share and enjoy.

Books cost £2.50 incl. Postage and Packaging for UK addresses only

Cheques or postal orders should be made payable to Be-Ro Baking Recipe Book. No cash please
Send your payment, name and address to:
The Be-Ro kitchen, PO Box 100, Blackburn, Lancs, BB0 1GR

Allow 28 days for delivery – no responsibility can be taken for applications lost in the post

Offer available in the UK only’

Alternatively these little guys occasionally turn up in second hand book shops, although many families tend to keep them for generations, for example I have three different editions and counting.

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