Botham's of Whitby to feature on TV's This Morning in battle for Britain's Best Tarts

Botham’s of Whitby is to feature on TV's This Morning on Tuesday (Nov 24) where viewers can see if its Yorkshire Curd Tart is crowned top of the tarts.

By Duncan Atkins
Friday, 20th November 2020, 11:38 am
Updated Friday, 20th November 2020, 11:40 am

It follows a recent visit from the show's resident chef Phil Vickery to their Skinner Street bakehouse as part of a four-part mini series, Britain’s Best Tarts.

The series has seen Vickery visit the birthplace of several iconic British tarts - including at Bakewell - before returning to the studio to create his own version.

Botham's of Whitby will get its moment in the TV spotlight on Tuesday when it features as the last of the series.

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Botham's of Whitby's Yorkshire Curd Tarts - will they win the title of Britain's Best Tarts?

In a bid to champion the Yorkshire Curd Tart, Nick Botham shared the family recipe, which has been passed down through the generations, with the TV chef who eagerly took part in a masterclass in Botham’s bakehouse.

With its sweet pastry base and a carefully balanced, deep-filled centre of curd, currants, sugar and spices, a Botham’s Yorkshire Curd Tart is not only famous in the town but it is also recognised nationwide.

Jonathan Botham said: “Phil was surprised at the texture of a Botham’s Curd Tart and how much firmer they were when compared to his cottage cheese version.

"He seemed to really enjoy the finished article, putting away a good portion with a pot of tea in our tearoom.”

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