Is it a bap; or is it a barmcake? Maybe a teacake; or a bread roll?
Become part of the biggest argument in the UK…
Whatever it’s called, it is no doubt the biggest instigator of many arguments at work, uni, school and even at home!
It’s not surprising really as apparently there are over 20 different variations to pick from! It’s no wonder people get so passionate and angry about this.
But why do people from different regions across the UK refer to this simple piece of bread as something different? We all seem to agree just fine with other pieces of food. Just not this one.
People get really frustrated about this and have no other option but to turn to Twitter to vent…
Why does the word ‘teacake’ have so many meanings…
It even causes friction in relationships.
The kind of gist of it…
Teacake – West Yorkshire
Cob – East Midlands
Barmcake – Lancashire
Bap – Parts of England and Wales.
Muffin – Oldham
Bun – Certain parts of the North
Stotty – Scotland
Roll – South
Bin Lid – Liverpool
Where do all these different names come from?
These terms simply originate from different bakers across the country who labelled their breads depending on how it was made. Then, over time, people just stuck with these names even if they are technically wrong.
Which do you think it is?