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The Derry turnover is the afternoon snack we all deserve right now
Lob some down here, lads.

OVER THE PAST few weeks, we’ve been throwing a spotlight on some delicious delicacies from around Ireland. Today, it’s the Derry turnover’s time to shine.

You may think you know what a turnover is, but you have no idea.

What is a turnover, then?

Derry turnovers consist of a diamond shaped, croissant-like pastry, filled with jam and drizzled with icing.

Like their cousins the Belfast ‘fifteens’, they’re the perfect with your mid-morning or afternoon tea – but Derry people don’t discriminate when it comes to what meal they’re eaten for.

You can also choose to add a bit of butter to the mix, but it’s entirely up to you.

Where do you get them?

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Three bakeries in Derry city are noted for their excellent turnovers: Doherty’s on Foyle Street, the City Home Bakery on Sackville Street, and the Leprechaun on Clooney Terrace.

With prices starting at 40p, they’re a cheap and tasty treat.

Doherty’s even make giant turnovers to order, in case one regular-sized one isn’t enough

It’s never enough. According to the Derry Journal, they’re often ordered in the place of birthday cakes. Such is the turnover’s allure.

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And Derry folk crave them something fierce

And who can blame them? We won’t be happy until we have one in each paw.

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