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Friday 26 December 2014

'No knead' for Cameron bread show

Downing Street has dismissed a "half-baked" proposal for David Cameron to present a television programme showcasing his bread-making skills
Downing Street has dismissed a "half-baked" proposal for David Cameron to present a television programme showcasing his bread-making skills

Downing Street has dismissed a "half-baked" proposal for David Cameron to present a television programme showcasing his bread-making skills.

The Food Network channel pitched the Baking With Dave show after the Prime Minister said he preferred to make his own and did not know the price of a budget loaf.

Laughing off the tongue-in-cheek request, a Number 10 spokesman said: " It sounds like a half-baked idea - the last thing Britain kneads."

Mr Cameron this week defended his ignorance of the price of budget supermarket bread by saying he prefers to bake his children healthy home-made granary loaves made with local flour.

Quizzed on LBC 97.3 radio during the Conservative Party conference, he guessed a "value sliced white loaf" would cost "well north of a pound" when it is in fact just 47p.

"I don't buy the value sliced loaf - I've got a breadmaker at home which I delight in using and it turns out in all sorts of different ways," he said - plugging a flour made in his Oxfordshire constituency.

"I'm trying to get my children to eat... granary - and they take it actually, they like my home-made bread."

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