Traditional Whitby deal with will get a starring position at the small screen television in BBC’s Countryfile

A standard Whitby deal with baked up through town’s well-known bakery has simply been given a starring position at the small screen television.

Botham’s on Skinner Street within the North Yorkshire seashore the city welcomed in movie crews from BBC Countryfile with presenter Sea Fletcher rolling up his sleeves to check out Whitby Lemon Bun baking masterclass with circle of relatives bakers Jonathan Botham and Lois Borrett.

The programme aired at 7pm on BBC1 on Sunday night time, June 19 underneath the name ‘At the Seaside’ by which the staff meet the folks of town together with those that paintings to offer protection to its sea coast. A prevent in to Botham’s Bakery noticed Sean kneading, baking, icing and consuming the well-known deal with – a Whitby establishment for lots of many years.

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Jonathan Botham, Elizabeth Botham’s great-grandson stated: “It was our absolute pleasure to welcome Sean and the BBC Countryfile film crew into our Skinner Street bakehouse. Sean was very enthusiastic and loved making and eating Whitby Lemon Buns – he sampled several just to make sure! We chatted about Sean’s sourdough starter he cultures at home and I gave him some tips, and he was also very keen to perfect his kneading technique as we prepared the Lemon Bun dough.

“Sean, and the entire crew, were very interested in Botham’s; the history, the products, the baking progresses, and they certainly enjoyed sampling our bakes!”

The Countryfile presenter additionally were given a peep into the Finishing Room on the bakery which boasts perspectives of Whitby Abbey. Lois Borrett, Elizabeth Botham’s great-great-granddaughter, heads up the completing room and ices the well-known buns each and every morning, stated: “Considering it was his first attempt, Sean was a natural with the piping bag and, towards the end, he was piping them (almost!) to our high standards. We would hire you, Sean!”

Lois Borrett and Sean Fletcher icing Whitby Lemon Buns within the Finishing Room

There is a specific approach of consuming a lemon bun that steadily finds whether or not you’re a native or a vacationer to town and this can also be demonstrated. The Whitby approach, after all, comes to tearing the bun in part and turning the icing inside of to make a Lemon Bun sandwich.

BBC Countryfile film crew with Sean Fletcher outside Botham's Skinner Street shop and tearoom in Whitby
BBC Countryfile movie group with Sean Fletcher out of doors Botham’s Skinner Street store and tearoom in Whitby

Countryfile is staple Sunday night time viewing for many of us. The Whitby episode programme knowledge says: “Isolated between the North York Moors National Park and the sombre North Sea, it’s no longer a spot you bump into; it’s a vacation spot. This North Yorkshire seashore the city has been attracting folks with its architectural, geological and literary charms for generations.

“This May marks the a hundred and twenty fifth yr because the e-newsletter of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, a unique that was once influenced through Whitby’s folkloric previous and continues to form this maritime outpost. To have fun the instance, Sean is on the town visiting the folks of Whitby who paintings and give protection to its sea coast as of late, offering a springboard for a deep dive into our archives of coastal Britain.”

The programme aired on Sunday, June 19 at 7pm.


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