We love the Great British Bake Off here and, over on our sister blog, farmerswifeandmummy, we have been baking along.
Our first offering was a Blackberry and Apple Victoria Sponge made with brambles foraged from our own bushes.
It made the icing a beautiful shade of pink/purple and not one artificial flavouring in sight.
You can check out the recipe here.
Under my other hat of blogging over at Farmer’s Wife and Mummy, I entered a competition back in March to help celebrate Faitrade Fortnight.
It was with Liberation Nuts to win a fabulous Fairtrade foodie hamper.
The competition was only drawn by the amazing chef Allegra McEvedy, comedian Harry Hill and nutritionist Fiona Kirk of Fat Bust Forever who has written books on dieting (Fiona, I will be in touch-it was only right that I tested the cake out!)
Anyway, the finalists were announced and I was really pleased to be in the final six. I didn’t expect to get in the top three as the competition was so good.
However, my Nutty, Banoffee Fairtrade Cake Creation won!
To read all about it and get the recipe, click here.
My local community has a Facebook page and they asked local businesses to donate a prize up to the value of £10 for the best cover photo of the week.
Broseley Hall Bakery offered six Spring inspired cupcakes and the winner is…….Ricky Sandtide Matthews.
I delivered them last night.
March 26th was Purple Day, the international day for epilepsy awareness.
Epilepsy affects over 60,000 people in the UK. People of all ages from babies to the elderly and every age in between.
Electrical activity is happening in our brain all the time. Despite many people still thinking people with epilepsy are possessed, the condition is actually when there is a sudden burst of intense electrical activity. This is often referred to as epileptic activity. This intense electrical activity causes a temporary disruption to the way the brain normally works, meaning that the brain’s messages become mixed up. The result is an epileptic seizure.
Epilepsy is very close to my heart so, when the Warrington Hospital Paediatric Epilepsy team asked me to bake cakes to raise money for Purple Day, I couldn’t say no.
Windsor Cake Craft had loads of purple cupcakes and dyes so off I went.
Together, we made over £200.
For more information about Purple Day and epilepsy, visit: https://www.epilepsy.org.uk
Stuck for gift ideas for Mum for Mother’s Day?
Look no further than Broseley Hall Bakery.
You can get a box of six cupcakes delivered to your door, the perfect gift for Mum.
Choose from vanilla, chocolate or lemon sponge (or a mixture of the three)
A pink or blue gingham box with co-ordinating cupcake cases.
A gift card of your choice.
All for £10. Including delivery to any home or business in Culcheth, Glazebury or Croft.
To order, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payment by paypal in advance or cash by prior arrangement.
We use all fresh ingredients. Fairtrade sugar and free range eggs from our own happy hens.
Broseley Hall Bakery has a 5* hygiene rating from Warrington Borough Council.