The Hairy Bikers' Bakeation

Series 1 - 4. Eastern Europe

Radio Times
Review by:
Alison Graham

Hairy Biker Dave Myers enjoys some connubial bliss on the Eastern European leg of the Bake-ation when he visits his wife Lili and her family in their remote Romanian village.

There’s a big party to mark the tender reunion, so Dave and Si King bake native “curly pies” for the feast, making blokey gags about “big balls” (of dough). Though Myers gets a bit teary and unexpectedly poetic at the head of the table as he talks about a “spirit of love and food and family”.

It’s an episode groaning with pastry, even the Hungarian goulash comes with scones, as the boys help to make a traditional vanilla custard slice the size of a pavement slab.

About this programme

4/8. Slovakia, Hungary and Romania mark the halfway point in Si King and Dave Myers' baking odyssey. They begin in a cafe in Bratislava, where they are served three cakes inspired by British TV cookery shows, then taste kremesh - the Hungarian version of vanilla slice. They also try a roadside snack of deep-fried pastry with sour cream and cheese, an Eastern European take on bread-and-butter pudding, and cheese and bacon savoury scones, before ending this leg of their journey with a family party thrown by Dave's Romanian wife Lil.

Cast and crew

Cast

Presenter
Si King
Presenter
Dave Myers

Crew

Director
Dan Slee
Executive Producer
Gill Tierney
Series Producer
Oliver Clark
Categories
Food

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