Whitby lemon buns

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Oats in the North, Wheat from the South: The history of British Baking, savoury and sweet

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2020

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E. Botham & Sons from Whitby have been making Whitby buns and Whitby gingerbread since the 1860s. The company was started by Elizabeth Botham, who began selling her bakes at local markets to make ends meet. She was so famous for her bakes that she opened a shop and later also a tearoom. The company is still owned by the same family today and you can still enjoy an afternoon tea in the tearoom that Elizabeth founded.

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