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in Bakewell you have Bakewell Puddings (not tarts)
different texture to a barm, bigger, bouncier and less floury.
'cause I didn't want him to ruin the tone of that other thread.
It was amazing.
Really gooey and rich. Like a chelsea bun but not dry at all.
hadn't realised that you get it outside Gloucestershire too.
more a regional delicacy
And I bought a saveloy whilst in the chippy.
What a vile creation. The bright red casing promised so much yet delivered so very little.
The Bakewell Massive get very uppity if you talk about tarts. A proper bakewell pudding is nothing at all like the generic Mr Kipling version you get from Tesco - they are seriously tasty as well
yorkshire curd tart
shortcrust base, its got loads of jam (usually raspberry), some custard, then topped with coconut and a glace cherry. people at work argue about if it should have a layer of banana in there.. Ive never had one like that though.
hidden in a Manchester tart at a wedding (not a lady with banana hidden in her vagina, but the jam/custard/pastry combo described above)
my mam once made my boyfriend banoffee pie, which obviously had bananas in even though she knew he hates bananas. expected him to pick them out (which he did). stupid story but the whole thing was really weird.
went to a roman fort museum as a kid. they presented us with parkin and told us 'it's what the romans would have ate'. i was like 'what, if they had the choice?' turns out that it was supposed to be like roman 'honey cake' which is just eggs, honey and flour.
Just raisins in pastry with a bit of sugar. Nice though.
No idea why, I'm from Notts...
because this is the best regional pastry of all time:
you only really get them in palermo in sicily and they're supposed to just be for father's day but you can buy them all year round because they're great. choux pastry deep-fried and topped with chocolate chip sheep's milk ricotta, candied fruit and pistachios. sometimes they stuff them with ricotta too so they weigh a ton and they're impossible to eat. oh and they're dusted with sugar too haha
Sardinian sabadas is delicious:
oh also Lecce is the only place you can get pasticciotti http://foodloversodyssey.typepad.com/.a/6a010536a07d60970b01676698d6d8970b-pi
they're basically custard pies. if you go to a popular place they'll still be warm. they started making chocolate ones and they call them 'obama' oh dear
Börek is defintaly worth a mention. Balkan hangover food. Boo-rek bap bap bada, Boo-rek bap bap bada.
you just opened up a whole new world of options
someone on here hadn't heard of a fudge doughnut. I thought they existed everywhere (they should).
yeah that's what I thought, but I dunno. was surprised somebody hadn't heard of them.
I was in one about six months ago.
But the best one by a mile is from Aulds! I WANT ONE NOW.
the things we take for granted
no idea if it counts. pretty lush though