If you fancy a tasty hoecake then head for Lancaster, Virginia, where people like them hot and steamy and anything goes for later. Folk describe them as as crispy at the edges, pliable and fluffy as they nibble, great for sharing, and dense and creamy on the inside.

If you want to DIY, take a garden hoe or spade, dust it off and heat it over the barbeque. Bake your crumpet until it is hot and steaming just a little. For extra flavor, you can dribble your honey or molasses over. When a man wants a hoecake, nothing else will do.