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The Hairy Bikers: Bakeation - Germany

Updated Thursday 26th September 2013

In the third episode, our ever-ready oven heads discover the baked joys on offer from Bavaria to Berlin.

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A traditional German band Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC Germany is one of Dave's favourite countries. Travelling from the wine region of the Rhine Valley to the spiritual home of beer, Bavaria, they discover the German's passion for bread of every shape, size and flavour.

They prove that German cuisine isn't all sausages and beer but based on regional specialities from pretzels and Germany's white gold - white asparagus to kirschwasser and Black Forest Gateau.

The Bikers turn out first-class potato bread with asparagus soup and their new, improved version of the 1970's classic Black Forest Gateau. As they approach the end of their ride in Bavaria, they borrow a communal village wood oven to rustle up bierocks (meat-filled rolls) the perfect accompaniment to a stein of beer.

They follow the Zoigl star, symbol of local micro-breweries and find themselves singing along to an oompah band in a traditional Bavarian tavern. Spectacular countryside, great food and Germany as you've never seen it before.

The Hairy Bikers Bakeation: Germany is first shown on BBC Two & BBC HD on 27th March 2012. For further broadcast details and to watch online where available, please visit bbc.co.uk.

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