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The Hairy Bikers' Bakeation

  • Season 1
  • 8 episodes
  • Food
  • Lifestyle

Summary

Si and Dave take an epic 5000 mile gastronomic road trip across Europe, meeting extraordinary artisan bakers and tasting the best baking on offer across the Continent

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Episode 2: Low Countries

Summary

The second leg of Si King and Dave Myers' journey in search of Europe's finest baking takes them through the Low Countries. The Netherlands' heritage as a spice-trading nation shines through in such dishes as Dutch apple pie smothered in cinnamon, and Jewish buns coated in muscovado sugar. In Belgium, the duo make their own chocolate truffle cheesecake, and get busy again in Luxembourg, cooking a pork pie with Riesling jelly. Along the way they snort chocolate, taste the sweet delights of Bruges and get a recipe for macaroons with ice-cream.

Review

Hocus Pocus by Focus plays on the soundtrack, which must mean that Si and Dave are on their way to Holland at the start of the Low Countries leg of their yeasty odyssey.

They are a daft pair, going on and on about windmills and later making laborious gags about “Belgian tarts”, but they are endearing. And their open-air cookery sessions attract big, appreciative crowds.

It’s a trip that’s full of eccentrics, from the snaggle-toothed Belgian baker with his suggestive pastries, to the flirty Michelin-starred lady chef who gets her pastry chef to churn out glorious macaroons while she twinkles at our grizzled heroes.

How to watch

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There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show.

Details

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Credits

Cast

rolename
PresenterSi King
PresenterDave Myers

Crew

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DirectorJoanna Brame
Executive producerGill Tierney
Series producerOliver Clark

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  • Episode 2

    Low Countries

    Summary

    The second leg of Si King and Dave Myers' journey in search of Europe's finest baking takes them through the Low Countries. The Netherlands' heritage as a spice-trading nation shines through in such dishes as Dutch apple pie smothered in cinnamon, and Jewish buns coated in muscovado sugar. In Belgium, the duo make their own chocolate truffle cheesecake, and get busy again in Luxembourg, cooking a pork pie with Riesling jelly. Along the way they snort chocolate, taste the sweet delights of Bruges and get a recipe for macaroons with ice-cream.

    Review

    Hocus Pocus by Focus plays on the soundtrack, which must mean that Si and Dave are on their way to Holland at the start of the Low Countries leg of their yeasty odyssey.

    They are a daft pair, going on and on about windmills and later making laborious gags about “Belgian tarts”, but they are endearing. And their open-air cookery sessions attract big, appreciative crowds.

    It’s a trip that’s full of eccentrics, from the snaggle-toothed Belgian baker with his suggestive pastries, to the flirty Michelin-starred lady chef who gets her pastry chef to churn out glorious macaroons while she twinkles at our grizzled heroes.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show.

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    PresenterSi King
    PresenterDave Myers

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorJoanna Brame
    Executive producerGill Tierney
    Series producerOliver Clark
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