Kendal Mint Cake, yes I know Kendal used to be in Westmorland until the counties were re organised but it is now Cumbria. Then there is the equally famous Grasmere Gingerbread which is the most mouth watering stuff I can think of that is apart from the Hand Made Fudge at The Toffee Shop in Penrith which is exquisite, moorish and totally out of this world......But there are lesser known gems to be found in Cumbria, take for instance the humble wheat grain...mmm what can she mean? Well Carrs of Carlisle turn this into the best flour money can buy. I have been baking my own bread (without a breadmaker) using only my hands or my faithful Kenwood Chef mixer for over 35 years and this flour has been my staple. The photo shows my last freshly baked loaf of wholemeal bread just taken out of my Remoska. Of course Carrs are also well known for producing their Table Water Biscuit which was originally developed as a ships biscuit, I never, ever forget to have some in my store cupboard because they are wonderful.
Well I hope this inspires you to stock up with some of these Cumbrian goodies for the festive season, I am going to......
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