Monday, 19 February 2018

My life may be lacking Lemon Buns

Lemon Bun, by Botham's
Lately I've been trying to remember when I last got to have a "Lemon Bun", somewhat a traditional staple of Northern English bakeries, and it's close cousin the "Lemon Finger Roll" (basically the same idea but more in the shape of a hot dog bun).

Basically it's like a sweet Bread roll / Fruit Teacake with sultana's in it, and a big dollop of lemon flavoured white icing on top. Used to get them all the time from Botham's bakery in Whitby delivered to the family grocery store (TV chef James Martin is also apparently a big fan of these too), while in other bakery chains dotted around Yorkshire (e.g. Cooplands?) I remember seeing more elongated versions, and I think same too over in Lancashire when I was a kid and my Grandparents took me over that way for Holidays around Blackpool / Morecambe / Lancaster / Lake District in Cumbria, etc.

Starting this post has also got me thinking about other products from the same place I don't seem to often enough these days such as the Butter Bun + the Chocolate Jap (still get stuff delivered in from Botham's, but my Dad seems to go easy on the range to save wastage).

The Butter bun is basically a sweet bread roll that's been slashed open, had a generous dollop of buttercream stuffed in it, then had a generous dusting of icing sugar.

The Chocolate Jap, is like 2 biscuits that kind of remind me a little of a Farley's rusk that've been sandwiched together with a generous coating of chocolate buttercream, then liberally covered in chocolate sprinkles.... they're really messy to get hold of, but taste so good.

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