BREAD TO REPRESENT THE SIX NATIONS CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Six Nations Championship is an annual competition between Wales, France, Ireland, English, Scotland and Italy. It spans over 5 weeks so there are plenty of opportunities to make some snacks for the games. We have put together some recipes inspired by each country for you to try and enjoy at home. Let us know if you give any of them a go!

WALES

Bara Brith

Bara Brith is also sometimes known as speckled bread. It is usually flavoured with spices, dried fruits and tea. It is often served quite simply with butter!

Welsh cakes

Traditional Welsh Cakes

Welsh cakes are thin and have a biscuit like texture. They usually have currants in the dough and dusted with caster sugar. They are also sometimes flavoured with spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg.

 

FRANCE

Baguette

Baguette

Baguettes (also sometimes known as French sticks) are long, narrow and have a crisp crust. Baguettes are also very versatile and you can make sandwiches, garlic bread, croutons and more.
To make homemade cheesy garlic bread, make some slits in the baguette after it is baked, making sure not to completely go through the baguette. Melt some butter and mix with crushed garlic and parsley, spread this mixture over the baguette and down into the slits you made. Sprinkle with cheese and bake for 10 minutes. You have made delicious cheesy garlic bread!

Fosters Bakery Brioche

Fosters Bakery Brioche

Brioche

Brioche is a soft, buttery bread which can be sweet or savoury. We are aware we have used a Christmas photo, however, this pull-apart style would be perfect in any shape. You could pair this with a cheese fondue, a garlic and butter dip or for a sweet twist, you could make a chocolate dipping sauce.

 

ireland

Irish Soda Bread

Soda bread uses sodium bicarbonate as its leavening agent and is well-known for being a quick bread to rustle up. You could include a variety of fillings, such as cheese, meats, onion or herbs and the best part is, you could have this bread ready in half an hour.

Fosters Bakery Scones

Fosters Bakery Scones

Traditional Irish Scones

Scones are popular in other countries as well as Ireland but nevertheless, they are a delicious treat. Scones often have quite a fluffy texture and are slightly sweet, but you can also get savoury scones and flavour them with ingredients such as cheese and onion. We have topped ours with cream and strawberry jam for a sweet afternoon treat.

 

ENGLAND

Fosters Bakery English Breakfast Muffins

Fosters Bakery English Breakfast Muffins

English Breakfast Muffins

English breakfast muffins are small, round and flat and are traditionally toasted and buttered. Despite the name, these are delicious all day long! You could top with tomato puree, cheese and pepperoni and grill to create delicious mini pizzas. You could also go for a sweet route and top with honey and berries!

Lemon Drizzle Cake

Lemon drizzle cake is a delicious, quick and easy cake to make for a mid-game snack. You can also add other fruit such as raspberries and blueberries for an added sharpness.

 

scotland

shortbread

Shortbread are biscuits which are quite crumbly in texture and often dusted with caster sugar. Shortbread are quick and easy to make as well as being delicious. For an added extra, you could drizzle them with the chocolate of your choice or add dried cranberries to the mixture.

BBC Food’s Image

BBC Food’s Image

Scottish Clootie dumpling

Clootie Dumplings are a traditional Scottish pudding. It is steamed and contains a mixture of dried fruits and spices. It gets its name from the piece of cloth which it is cooked in. It is often served warm with custard or cream. You could add flavourings such as Drambuie (recipe above) to add a twist to the custard.

 

italy

Breadsticks

breadsticks

Breadsticks are a common snack and are long, thin bits of dough which have a crispy texture. Breadsticks are a great snack to have on hand as they go really well with dips, such as humous or cheese and chive. You can also make plain breadsticks or add ingredients such as cheese, sesame seeds or salt.

Fosters Bakery Focaccia

Focaccia

Focaccia is a flat bread with a soft, spongy texture. It can be eaten on it’s own or as a sandwich. You can add lots of tasty fillings and toppings to focaccia in order to add flavour into the dough. These can include; sun-dried tomatoes, onion, rosemary or cheese.


Let us know if you have made any of these before or if you make any in the future and make sure to send us a picture on social media!

If you haven’t seen our previous webpages, ranging from breakfast ideas to an A-Z of bread to try in 2019, check them out below.