Fiona Houston took Paul Hollywood along the Fife coast, to discover the source of umami.
We had to convert the Great British Bake Off Judge with our own baking- no pressure or anything! But the seaweed did all the talking.
We prepared a seaweed-themed picnic for Paul, starting off with dulse roasted on an open fire, then moving on to a huge dessert selection featuring Lemon Polenta and Shony Seaweed Cake, Chocolate Cheesecake, and Apple and Bramble Crumble with a seaweed oat topping.
Although initially sceptical, Paul was soon won over, saying, “Where has seaweed been all my life?” once he realised that seaweed was a magic ingredient for an umami taste, and sourced not from Asia but from clear cold waters of his own country.
See his Apple and Bramble Crumble with Shony recipe