Museum visitors share memories and attempt to revive saffron dinger cake
PUBLISHED: 12:24 06 April 2018 | UPDATED: 12:35 06 April 2018
There was an opportunity to share memories of a long-forgotten Easter treat after the recipe was brought back to life.
Lowestoft Museum played host to a special event on March 25 to promote the rebirth of saffron dingers, a spicy type of cake that was traditionally made at Easter in Lowestoft, Great Yarmouth and the surrounding area around 50 years ago.
However, the reason for their distinctive name largely remains a mystery.
The event, christened Lowestoft Dingers, invited those who have memories of eating the treats to meet Dr Sally Francis from the north Norfolk-based Norfolk Saffron Company
Dr Francis helped organise a similar get-together last year and, following an appeal about dingers, Bushells Bakery in Lowestoft located an old original hand written recipe and made the first commercial batch of the cakes for 50 years.
It is now hoped that more will be discovered about the origin of dingers and their recipe.