In these times of austerity, what could be more comforting than a bit of home baking? And what more enjoyable way to expand your horizons beyond brown bread and sponge cake than on a spectacular road trip across Europe with Si and Dave?
This series sees the hairy duo ride over 3,000 kilometres from Scandinavia to Spain – taking in Norway, Holland, Belgium and Luxemburg, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, and Romania, as well as Austria, Italy and France – to seek out the very best baking that the continent has to offer, from simple peasant breads to complex confections made by the finest patissiers.
Along the way they serve up the perfect accompaniments, such as soups, charcuterie and cheeses, and meet a range of characters, from amateur cooks to professional bakers. They also share the intimate secrets of family recipes that have been passed from generation to generation.