Country Loaf, A traditional type of bread originating in England.A cottage loaf is characterised by its shape, which is that of two round loaves, one on top of the other, with the upper one being rather smaller.
The origins of the name and shape are unknown, the name however did not appear in writing until the mid 19th century.
There are five basic types of pastry - these are shortcrust pastry, Filo pastry, Choux pastry, Flaky pastry and Puff pastry. Many pastries are prepared using shortening, a fat food product that is solid at room temperature, the composition of which lends to creating crumbly, shortcrust-style pastries and pastry crusts.
Steak and Kidney Pie is a savoury pie that is filled principally with a mixture of diced beef, diced kidney (often of ox, lamb, or pork), fried onion, and brown gravy. Steak and kidney pie is a representative dish of British cuisine.
The gravy typically consists of salted beef broth flavoured with Worcestershire sauce and black pepper, and thickened with refined flour, beurre manié, or corn starch.