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  • proper n. a village in Lancashire


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From Old Irish Gosan or Gusan (given names) and Old Norse erg, meaning hill-pasture.


  • "Goosnargh," said Ford Prefect, which was a special Betelgeusian word he used when he knew he should say something but didn't know what it should be. Top News

  • Some of my favourite dishes are Pugh's Piglet (head-to-toe terrine and crispy hen's egg), Lancashire's famous Goosnargh duck (with beetroot, orange, blue cheese, and crispy duck wontons) and treacle tart with blackberries and double-cream ice-cream.

    Accommodation review | The Spread Eagle, Sawley, Lancashire

  • Her Excellency Kittenpie the Evanescent of Hopton Goosnargh or with my real name:

    I'd Like To Be Addressed Thusly From This Day Forward

  • Shrewsbury cakes, or Goosnargh cakes are variations on the basic recipe.

    Scottish Shortbread

  • It is quite interesting, including the usual Eccles cakes, Bakewell tarts and such and others perhaps not so usual such as Pope Ladies and Goosnargh.

    Cornish Fairing biscuits

  • What makes Goosnargh cakes different is that they are flavoured with ground coriander and caraway seeds according to 'The Oxford Companion to Food', although the recipes I found used one or the other flavouring, not both.

    Archive 2005-09-01

  • If you are interested in tasting some genuine Goosnargh cakes, they are still produced locally and sold in the village Post Office. posted by Big Bead Little Bead at 6:30 PM

    Archive 2005-09-01

  • However, the recipe the site gives for Goosnargh cakes does not include caraway seeds, and I only loosely followed the method that they gave.

    Archive 2005-09-01

  • Goosnargh cakes originated in the village of Goosnargh in Lancashire - one of those English placenames which you just have to say out loud for the pleasure of saying it.

    Archive 2005-09-01

  • Goosnargh cakes are in fact type of shortbread or shortcake, so are actually a form of biscuit.

    Archive 2005-09-01


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