Soft white baps

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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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It is often said mockingly by people from other nations that the British do not have a food culture. However, the people from these isles have more than seven names for a plain soft white bread roll, depending on which region they’re from.

A Tea cake in West Yorkshire is a plain white roll, but in the rest of the country it contains currants. In other regions you’ll find the name Cob, Bap, Morning roll, Soft roll, Buttery Vienna, Oven bottom, Coventry batch, Breadcake, Scuffler and