Definition of barm cake in English:

barm cake

noun

Northern English
  • A soft, flattish bread roll.

    • ‘I remember buying tripe and trotters with her on Accrington Market, then tucking into bacon barm cakes when we got home.’
    • ‘That looks more like a muffin than a barm cake.’
    • ‘It used to be a teacake when i was a child (20 years ago), but is now firmly a barm cake.’
    • ‘We've joined the line a few times and partaken of the odd pork pie and barm cake with sausage and bacon but since the weight watchers regime began last November we've tried to steer clear.’
    • ‘However, I was delighted to find recently on the Internet, that one Northern speciality had made a bid for world-wide fame - the barm cake. ...’
    • ‘We’ve joined the line a few times and partaken of the odd pork pie and barm cake with sausage and bacon.’
    • ‘My friend was telling me the other day about his amazement when he asked for a barm cake in a Birmingham chippy and they didn't know what he wanted.’
    • ‘All sandwiches are served on a barm cake, bread or toast and some fillings can be served hot.’
    • ‘If you live in Lancashire you might buy a barm cake, whilst people from Leeds would ask for a bread cake.’
    • ‘Londoners have only recently discovered what a barm cake is, thanks mainly to my favourite soap opera, “Coronation Street”.’
    • ‘If you don't mind, can you tell me the recipe for making barm cakes?’