Paul Hollywood's City Bakes

Episode Guide

Nicosia

Series 2 · Episode 5

This special episode finds Paul Hollywood returning to Cyprus, the island he called home for six years, to show us the baking of its capital city Nicosia. Before Paul Hollywood became a household name, he was for six years the head baker at a luxury hotel in Cyprus. For the first time on TV, Paul Hollywood is taking us back to show us a culture he knows intimately and loves dearly. Although Cyprus is a popular holiday destination, Paul takes us deeper into fascinating culture where bakeries have existed for a hundred years baking just a few items, and new bakers are bringing fresh influences from nearby Greece. Remembering that Cypriots are people he has a great affinity with, Paul gets scolded whilst baking Locomades, sung to by a grandmother who sings whilst her family are bake, and grinds his own grain to make traditional Village Bread, the bread that blew his mind when he first came across it as a 23 year old. Pafos is the town he was based in, and returning to the hotel once more he discovers many of his old friends still there. Inspired by his reconnection with his old home, Paul Hollywood shows us how to bake two recipes of his own. He puts his own fresh orange zest twist on the traditional simple but delicious semolina Shamali cake, and bakes once more a 60cm long Olive and Herb Plait Bread Loaf he was famous for in the hotel kitchens he once ran.
 
 

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