‘Nothing’ says home, like the smell of baking…
A new trend for cupcakes is to infuse your cupcake with a shot of intense flavour by turning your bakes boozy using shots.
Lakeland have some Wilton Martini Bottle Topper Shots which you fill with your favourite tipple and pop into the top of your cupcake, ready to be squeezed into the sponge before eating. They would make a great stocking filler for someone who loves to bake.
- 12 Martini glass-shaped pipettes
- Infuse cupcakes with your favourite tipple
- Make your own flavour combinations
- Great for fans of cake and cocktails
- Part of Wilton’s Cupcakes are my Cocktails range
It’s back again, and ran from 10-17th October British Egg Week in association with British Lion Eggs.
British Egg Week culminates with a celebration of World Egg Day at a #PutanEggonit street food event at Hawker House on 14th October.
The event, which has been created for key journalists and food bloggers, but is also open to members of the public, continued throughout Saturday 15 October.
The event featured Seb Holmes, street food pro and #PutanEggonit ambassador, cooking up two of his six British Egg Week recipes, an egg-topped smokey aubergine salad, and a wok fried egg and spicy minced pork with garlic and ginger, at a British Lion branded street food stand.
Top chefs have cooked up lots of egg-citing recipes for us to try – just visit the Egg Info website for the recipe details.
So we are fast approaching the end of the brilliant ‘Great British Bake Off 2016′, boo hoo… I will be so sad when it comes to an end not just because it’s the end of this particular series but because it’s the end to the ‘Great British Bake Off’, as we know it.
A massive 3.5k of other peoples recipes have been added to their site so far. Tuesday nights will never be the same again. Tomorrow’s theme is #TudorWeek! in what looks like a very empty marquee. The question now is who is in the running to win this year’s Bake Off. Every week I seem to get a different idea of who I think will win and that person has sometimes been the one to be eliminated so I’m not holding my breath that I will get it right on the night.
I guess it’s a bit like chocolate in that all good things have to come to an end.
National Baking Week is 17th – 23rd October, 2016 and is to promote baking with the family.
There is no better time than during National Baking Week to set yourself a baking challenge and spend some Homemade Family Time with friends and family.
There’s such a variety of recipes available and they want you to try something new and tackle more challenging bakes. If you’re pushed for time why not search for a recipe that can be made in under 30 minutes? If it is something sweet you fancy why not search their range of tempting deserts? And for Homemade Family Time, look no further than their Baking with Kids recipe section, perfect to give you all the inspiration you and your family need to get into the kitchen!
Sooo I held a McMillan Biggest Coffee Morning to raise funds for this very important charity last week, and raised more than I could possibly have imagined with friends and friends of friends.
With a bring and buy cake stall, raffle table, and some fun guessing games (supplied by McMillan) the event was a great success.
Upon leaving some of the guests said what a fantastic morning it had been and suggested another for this time next year. ‘Flattery will get you everywhere’, I said, and promised to do the same again next year.
Doors to The Chocolate Show at Olympia’s National Hall will be opening in a week’s time and they have got so much in store for you, including a small plates bar with chocolatey dishes from the former chef at Pachamama, Adam Rawson, and new products from exhibitors from around the world!
If you are in the mood for Chocolate Week this weekend? ( I’m always in the mood) then Delicious Magazine have their Chocolate Hub up and running online with a wealth of chocolate recipes ready for you to get baking and creating. With video demonstrations on the Delicious website, you could learn how to make impressive chocolate decorations to wow your friends and family in less than five minutes!
Lots more to come on the Chocolate Show… watch this space…
The Bramley Apple Pie Week is from 3rd – 9th October, 2016.
To celebrate Bramley Apple Week 2016, the top 1,200 chefs in the country, according to The 2016 Good Food Guide, were invited to show their support by sharing their signature Bramley recipes.
Recipes were shared by Michelin starred chefs including Mark Poynton, Galton Blackiston and Atul Kochher and award winning TV chef Cyrus Todiwala. These innovative and unique dishes showcased the versatility of Bramley and inspired people to get cooking.
A competition ran across owned social media channels, encouraging interaction from consumers. Cooks and fans were asked to post a picture of their favourite Bramley dish with the hashtags #LoveBramley and #BramleyAppleWeek, generating interaction around using Bramley in a wide variety of ways. A winner was chosen by Mark Poynton, Michelin starred chef/founder of Alimentumrestaurant, Cambridge.
Two high profile bloggers were also engaged in the activity: Holly Bell, Recipes from a Normal Mum, created a video for the Bramley YouTube channel for how to cook a Bramley apple and cinnamon crepe cake; Lavender and Lovage promoted Bramley Apple Week to her large following, creating a savoury sausage and sage baked apple with roast chicken. Both encouraged support of Bramley Apple Week across their social media channels. Lots more information on the Bramley Apple website.
This morning I had a McMillan Coffee Morning with some friends (15 of us) and we were able to raise an amazing £240 for McMillan with our cakes and raffle.
Everyone arrived with their array of home made cakes and biscuits from carrot cake to cheese cake and muffins. We had a raffle and played the two ‘guess’ games that McMillan sent us and were all astounded when we added up our funds to find we had raised £240.00
I think it’s such an easy and fun way to raise money that once a year a day should be dedicated as ‘The World’s Biggest Fundraising Coffee Morning’ so that other charities could benefit and I think lots of money could be raised. If every business small or big held it as well, can you imagine how much money could be raised???