Bake Off winner films new TV series in Chapel
Wednesday 12th July 2017 13:02 Chapel-en-le-Frith News Posted by Adam Higgins

Former Great British Bake Off winner, turned author and presenter, Nadiya Hussain came to Chapel-en-le-Frith recently for her upcoming BBC TV series.

The new eight-part series begins on Monday evening (July 17) and takes Nadiya (pictured above) all over Britain to find local specialities.

Upon her visit to Derbyshire, she meets Ian Barratt at Owlgreave Farm, in the Chapel village of Combs, to sample traditional fare and find out how oatcakes are made before devising her own improvised speciality – Derbyshire oatcake samosas.

The series plus all the coverage generated could lead to a major revival in Derbyshire oatcakes, as well as boosting tourism.

Nadiya was certainly cooking with gas on the day – literally so, as Ian’s farmhouse and bakehouse uses LPG from Chesterfield-based company AvantiGas for cooking and heating.

Describing the filming experience, Ian said: “There were about 10 people including two cameramen, a soundman, a food technologist, a BBC photographer and the rest, and they’d be busy re-taking shots, setting up the lighting, setting up tables and flowers, looking for good angles – it was immense!

“They were flying around you all the time for what will probably be 10 or 15 minutes of TV in the end.”

Nice to meet you: Nadiya (centre) with Ian Barratt (right) and his mother Eileen (left)

During her visit, Ian showed Nadiya how he and his mother, Eileen, and assistant Sheila make the batter then griddle the oatcakes, ready for them to be delivered to shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants across three counties.

He likes his with egg and bacon or cheese and chives, but But Nadiya doesn’t eat pork, so they gave her one with egg and one with chocolate spread.

Then Nadiya came up with her own special twist on tradition.

Ian added: “She made vegetable samosas out of the oatcakes – and they were brilliant! She used flour and water to seal the edges and deep fried them, so they crisped up on the outside and had the moist and slightly spicy vegetables on the inside. I can see them becoming a whole new product line. They were absolutely delicious!”

You can see it for yourself when Nadiya’s British Food Adventure starts on Monday at 8:30pm on BBC Two, with the episode entitled ‘Derbyshire Oatcakes’ scheduled to be in the second episode on July 24.

Nadiya rose to fame after winning the sixth series of BBC hit baking show Bake Off in 2015 and was subsequently invited to produce a cake for the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations, as well as present her own BBC documentary, The Chronicles of Nadiya.

On location: Owlgreave Farm in Combs, where some filming for Nadiya’s series took place


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Local delicacy: Nadiya sampling her Derbyshire oatcake samosa creations with Ian Barratt on the farm’s front patio