Iced cakes, BAYV.

Whether you’re into baking or not, if like us, you’ve been counting down the days until the return of The Great British Bake off, then you too must have been on the edge of your seat watching last night’s cake drama unfold in the tent.

We didn’t realise quite how much we’d missed Paul Hollywood’s silver hair, those saucy puns and the chaos that arises from one of Mary Berry’s technical challenges, and as predicted, we’re already well and truly hooked on the latest series of the nation’s favourite amateur baking competition.

So in honour of cake week and to celebrate the return of Bake Off to our screens, we decided to find out where some of our teatime favourites were first baked, and we also came across some more unusual local delicacies that many of us here at Buy As You View had never heard of…

Britain's cakes mapped, BAYV.

Feeling inspired?

Our local tasty treat was Crempog, a small, chunky pancake made using one of the oldest recipes in Wales! So if the Bake Off has inspired you to get baking, why not whip up some Crempog as a tasty weekend brunch for you and the family?

You will need:

  • 2 oz/ 55g butter
  • 15 fl oz/ 450 ml warm buttermilk
  • 10 oz/ 275g plain flour
  • 3 oz/ 75g sugar
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 2 eggs, well beaten

Method:

  1. Start by stirring the butter into the warm buttermilk until melted.
  2. Gradually beat the milk and butter into the flour and leave the mixture to stand for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Stir the sugar, bicarbonate of soda, salt and vinegar into the beaten eggs before adding to the milk and flour mixture and beating everything together well.
  4. Grease a griddle or frying pan and fry spoonfuls of the mixture over a medium heat until golden brown each side.
  5. Spread with butter, jam, syrup or any of your other favourite toppings before serving.

A stack of pancakes, BAYV.

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