Javier is a Basque born, trained chef and hospitality professional, owner of Basco Fine Foods, a Spanish food and drink importer based in Yorkshire. He regularly runs client food and drink events around the country and he is a course tutor at Hartingtons of Bakewell cookery school. Javier’s passion lies on bringing quality Spanish ingredients and recipes to as many people as possible.
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Carolinas are a typical patisserie cake from Bilbao. They are on my top list of childhood food memories and one of my favourite old time cakes. They also look really good, if you are looking for something different to serve in an afternoon tea. The perfectly pipped meringue sat on an egg custard and drizzled with melted chocolate and a sweet egg yolk mix looks stunning, as well as tasty. They are one of those cakes that becomes an icon to a city and region. Oh Carolina…