Barm cake

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Barm cake
Barm cake with black pudding.jpg
Barm cake with melted butter and black pudding
Type Bread
Place of origin England
Region or state Lancashire, North West England
Main ingredients Barm
Cookbook:Barm cake  Barm cake

A barm cake is a type of soft, round, flattish bun from northern England, traditionally leavened with barm.[1][2][3]

The original barm cake is found in areas of Lancashire, North West England. In wider northern England, a similar bread roll would be known instead as a "breadbun", "breadcake", "bap", "cob" (a Midlands term), "teacake" (West Yorkshire/some parts of Cumbria; without currants or currant teacake with currants) or even (in the enlarged form of Tyneside) a "stotty".

The Barm Cake is more likely made from commercial yeast today.[citation needed]

Chips are a popular filling, sold in most fish and chip shops in the North West of England often called simply a 'chip barm'.[4] Another popular filling in the North West, particularly Bolton, is the pasty barm.[5] Likewise in Wigan pies are a popular filling, as eaten by TV's Jamie Foster.

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