Look out for the window full of lardy cake
and curd tarts at Hunters, genteel tea in leather ar b armchairs in the Royal Oak, and modern bubble-and-squeak bistro dining at Mannion's, by the castle.
There are plenty to choose from: Fat Rascals, Chorley Cakes, Bakewell Tart, Chelsea Buns and Lardy Cake
, which was the favourite teatime treat for Worzel Gummidge.
Its shape is loosely based on the English lardy cake
, a rich, spiced bread made by layering dough with soft lard.
Cox's Bakery I remember for the big slab of butter you were invited to use when purchasing their lardy cake
'You can't beat chunky chips or roast potatoes cooked in lard or dripping, they taste completely different when they soak up the flavour of the meat.' Spencer also loves Lardy cake
that is crammed full of lard, sugar and fruit.
I was reminded of this power of cliche as I loaded my grandchildren into the swing boats at the Fair, as we clambered aboard a trolley bus with its coconut matting as big as a football pitch on the platform, as we waved at a man on a penny farthing bicycle, as we eyed the bread pudding and lardy cake
, the pear drops and fruit pips on display in the shop windows, as we watched silent films in the shed of a cinema, as I desperately tried to recall how to spin a top, as my daughter had a go at skipping on the rope tied to a lamp-post in the village street and as her daughters showed me that they know how to play hopscotch.
I grew up with the breads of England: Danish bloomers, hovis, lardy cake
. And Paul grew up with the Eastern European breads, such as Russian black bread, rye and babkas.
Having a lift home in a hot dog van really was the icing on this lardy cake
Doughnuts, eclairs, Lardy cake
. Oh God, it was great.
But particularly worth seeking out for its lardy cake
is the Nailsworth branch at the heart of Cotswold foodie country, with its open-plan kitchen, sheltered terrace and cafe on the first floor.
Then I realised if I did, I could end up being arrested and the police might find my Worzel Gummidge DVD collection: Lardy Cake
and a character who has different heads for different moods?
Then I upset all the dinner table when telling them how good lardy cake
tastes are when they are made from lard.