How to make traditional Lancashire Black Peas!
15th October 2015
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Who doesn’t love a good bowl of black peas in the Autumn months? They’re so lovely to enjoy on bonfire night when it’s freezing! Here’s a great recipe so you can make your own!

What you will need:

  • 150g of black peas (maple peas) soaked in water for 24 hours (This will serve 6-8 people but you can add as many peas as you like)
  • 1 Teaspoon of vegetable stock
  • Vinegar
  • Salt


Soak your black peas in water for 24 hours, after they have soaked, drain the black peas.

Once they have soaked, cover them in salt water in a large pan and put on the cooker on a high heat so to boil, once they are boiling, turn the heat a little lower so they continue boiling but not as rapidly. Cover the pan and keep them boiling for an hour or so.

By leaving them to boil for longer, it will make the peas nice and soft, once this has been done, it’s time to make them taste delicious!

The first step is to put 250ml of fresh water into a separate pan, then add your peas into it. Once the peas have been added, turn the heat up to bring the water to boil, and then turn the teat down so they’re simmering on a high temperate.

Next, add 1 teaspoon of vegetable stock and 2 teaspoons of cider vinegar, then add some salt and pepper if you wish.

Keep the peas simmering for 10 more minutes whilst making sure to stir regularly. When the peas are done, there will be a little bit of liquid left which makes the peas taste absolutely delicious!

After that, it’s time to serve your peas, to make them extra tasty, sprinkle some salt and add some vinegar.

The final step is to enjoy!

We hope you have a fabulous bonfire night! 

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