Pasty barm

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A pasty barm cake ready to be eaten.

A pasty barm (also called a pastie barm cake or a pastie flour cake) is a delicacy native to Bolton, in Lancashire. The pasty barm consists of a buttered barm cake with a (standard meat and potato) pasty as the filling.

The snack was supposedly invented by Bolton schoolboys in the 1950s as a "cheap dinner".[1] In 2010 it was voted as Bolton's favourite snack in the local newspaper Bolton News.[1] In 2012, Bolton-born boxer Amir Khan mentioned introducing his American fiancée to the pasty flour cake during a visit to England.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "Delicacy is town's favourite snack". Bolton News. Retrieved 2012-10-29.
  2. ^ "I didn't understand a word of Amir Khan's 'daft' Bolton accent – says fiancée Faryal Makhdoom". The Sun. Retrieved 29 October 2012.