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don't you find todays stottie cakes poor quality compared to years ago, the ones from greggs and other big bakers are just big bread buns
I have found the nearest thing to the old stotties is the ciabatta buns you get from tesco etc. They are tough on the outside and soft but with holes on the inside, typical bottom oven , once raised bread which was the origin of stotties.

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I agree with you there captain. I was raised on home made stotties and bread. What they call stotties today bear no resemblence to what we used to buy or eat. Good solid food; when a sandwich made with stottie was a meal on it's own. I'm lucky today as my wife makes most of our bread, you can't beat home made produce.

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Yes "STOTTIE CAKES." were the original PIZZAS.

The Romans took the idea back to Italy.
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I can remember the stotties my Nanna used to buy from a little bakery at the Nook. They were delicious! Sigh.
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Was that the one near the Black Prince pub Elaine?

That bakers used to sell triangular shaped buns too

We used to get them just after lunch on a saturday when they were hot from the ovens.

I love bread (especially hot with lots of butter on!!!)

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No, it was at the other side - just opposite Ashgrove Ave. Tiny little place on the corner. There was a hairdresser's upstairs, if I remember correctly (of course I am going back some 40 years). They used to do wonderful cream splits as well. For some reason the name "The Home Bakery" springs to mind, but I am not sure whether that was it or not.
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My brother brought some stotties (Greggs) out to me here. No they are not the same and havn't been for many years. Its the same with the saveloy & savoury dips. :cry:
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Oh howe I miss savaloys and stottie cakes. I get peaspudding in a tin from store but its just not the same.
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The bakers I think you are talking about little tata, is the three cooks bakers which is beside the Prince Edward, which used to be the Black Prince they sell the trangular stotties, I go there reglular for them.

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See what have I been saying now.

See how the Romans got the idea for Pizza slices
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sian wrote:Oh howe I miss savaloys and stottie cakes. I get pe

aspudding in a tin from store but its just not the same.

Make your own it is easy

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captain beefheart wrote:don't you find todays stottie cakes poor quality compared to years ago, the ones from greggs and other big bakers are just big bread buns
I have found the nearest thing to the old stotties is the ciabatta buns you get from tesco etc. They are tough on the outside and soft but with holes on the inside, typical bottom oven , once raised bread which was the o

rigin of stotties.

THE best stotties you can get now is in Geatshead on the main road going to the[ANGEL OF THE NORTH] on the left side
But you must get there before 0900hrs

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Hi denis. By, you must like stotties to travel all the way from Leicester, to arrive before 09.00am!!! :lol: :lol:

What time do you have to leave?

You should take a car load back and flog them to the natives. :wink:
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Jim_in_France wrote:Hi denis. By, you must like stotties to travel all the way from Leicester, to arrive before 09.00am!!! :lol: :lol:

What time do you have to leave?

You should take a car load back and flog them to the natives. :wink:
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I used to be a long distant DRIVER and i picked the stotties up on the way back.
when the bread strike was on i used to have two bin liners full, and give them to the other drivers

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GAVE them to the uther drivers :!: :shock:
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Me mam used to give me dinner money when I was at Westoe. It was never spent on school dinners though, instead being spent in one of two places.
It was either Oman's Cafe just by where the bank used to be at Westoe.
By far and away the best though was a stottie, hollowed out and filled with a bag of chips - now THAT's heaven! I know it's the equivilant of a chip sandwich, but it was so much more - (my mouth's watering just thinking about it).
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Post by curly »

Used to get our stotties at Marrs the bakers on the corner of Bertrum Street and John Williamson Street. A sandwich made in those stotties would keep you filled for most of the day!

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When I was 5 years old I lived in Oak Avenue, and a few doors along
was some one called Mrs Stott, she had twin daughters that I was
in love with (in later years) Mrs Stott invented the stotty cake
and my mother made a slight alteration by cutting the circle
of dough into squares and calling them bosters.
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Post by memor »

Inergyl you nearly as big a "Porky Pie err." as me.

Mrs Stott indeed !!!

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