TV’s Ade given tips by baker

Charlotte Shaw and Ade Edmondson
Charlotte Shaw and Ade Edmondson

Funnyman Ade Edmonson popped into an Elland bakery for his TV show to learn how to make Yorkshire Parkin.

Ade was filming his new series of ITV’s Ade in Britain when he visited Elland-based Lottie Shaw’s.

In the show, the presenter tours the country in his mini caravan to sample the best food Britain has to toffer.

He was keen to meet Charlotte Shaw to tast some of her traditionally handcrafted Seriously Good Yorkshire Parkin - made to a 100-year-old family recipe passed down the generations.

Yorkshire Parkin is a ginger cake baked using oatmeal and a blend of syrup and black treakle.

Charlotte Shaw, the director of Lottie Shaw’s, said: “It was an exciting day meeting and baking with Ade, especially as he is such a passionate foodie and someone who is keen to bring back favourite forgotten foods and local delicacies from Britain’s rich counties.

“We are very proud of our family recipe for Yorkshire Parkin and it was a pleasure to introduce Ade to our baking traditions.

“He thoroughly enjoyed tasting our Yorkshire Parkin and we are delighted to have been selected for the TV programme.”
Mum-of-two Charlotte left a 10-year career in sales and marketing with drinks company Diageo, to work in the family bakery business.

She was so passionate about her family’s Seriously Good recipes that she made the decision to launch a new brand of Lottie Shaw’s premium products.

Lottie Shaw’s will feature on ITV’s Ade in Britain series which is being filmed at the moment.

Visit for more details about the programme or to find recipes Ade cooks up while travelling the country.