The London's Baking exhibition is now closed.
Taking its inspiration from Thomas Farriner and his bakery, the starting place of the Great Fire, this exhibition told the story of London's bakers and their cakes, bread and puddings from 1666 to the twentieth century. Included were recipes (to take away and bake!) for almond cakes from 1700, suet puddings from 1850 and questionable school dinner chocolate sponge traybakes from the 1970s.
The photographs, films and historical documents on display included the recently uncovered plan which shows that Farriner's bakery was actually located in Monument Street, not the infamous Pudding Lane! The wonderful collection of J. Lyons and Co, presenting the 'experience' of afternoon tea at one of their grand Corner Houses, featured alongside images of the original eighteenth century Chelsea 'Bun House' and much more besides.
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