Missed the debate on Matthew Sweet’s Philosophers Arms show on BBC Radio 4 last night at 8pm? Catch up here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08ff180
Sweet and his guests debated if the Jaffa Cake was a cake or a biscuit. Tied in with debate was the question “Does size matter?” Jaffa Cakes are more biscuit-sized than cake-sized. To test the significance of size, Sweet asked the winner of The Great British Bake Off 2013, Frances Quinn, to bake the most enormous Jaffa Cake the world has ever seen - the size of a flying saucer, at 124cm in diameter, weighing in at 50kg, and containing 120 eggs and 30 litres of jelly.
Which award-winning, local bakery was up to the challenge of supporting Frances? Hambleton Bakery in Exton, headed by philosophy-loving Julian Carter. Watch how Julian, Frances and the team made the record breaker here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-38985820
So was Hambleton Bakery’s Jaffa Cake big enough to reach a new world record? The Guinness Book of Records said yes!
Sadly Sweet and his guests munched the record-breaking sample in the BBC Radio 4 studio. So the lovely bakers at Hambleton Bakery have produced limited-edition white chocolate Jaffa Cakes for sale. Pick them up @ £2.50 each in any of the Hambleton Bakery Shops in Exton, Oakham, Stamford, Market Harborough, West Bridgford and Oundle from Friday 24th Feb. More details here: http://www.hambletonbakery.co.uk/
Hambleton Bakery makes traditional handmade artisan bread for families, restaurants and hotels. It is owned by Tim Hart, who also owns Hambleton Hall and Hart’s Hotel and Restaurant in Nottingham.