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The Hairy Bikers: Bakeation - Spain

Updated Thursday, 3rd October 2013

The hirsute twosome complete their oven-ready tour of Europe when they arrive in Spain.

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The Hairy Bikers in Spain Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: BBC After nearly five thousand miles, the Hairy Bikers reach the last leg of their Bake-ation which takes them through northern Spain. Their journey starts in San Sebastian where they get stuck in to the local cuisine with pinchos (tapas gone large!), a traditional Basque dining club and goose barnacles, a challenging local delicacy.

They bake up a storm too, in the form of a pan rustico (traditional bread), a fabulous Basque chicken pie and a seafood empanada, packed with locally caught fish. But that's not all. They also learn the secret properties of spelt, Europe's forgotten grain and use it to bake not only bread but a giant spelt sausage roll, packed with chorizo.

In Galicia, they join in local celebrations - a quiemada - which involve flaming liquour and an ancient pagan ceremony. Their 5000 mile adventure ends in Santiago de Compostela with a spectacular firework display to celebrate the 800th anniversary of St James. Great food and great company, the Spanish leg is a fitting end to the Hairy Bikers brilliant Bake-ation.

The Hairy Bikers Bakeation: Spain is first broadcast on BBC Two & the BBC HD Channel at 8.00pm, Tuesday 1st May 2012. For further broadcast details, and to watch online where available, visit

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