Thursday, 8 August 2013

Fife Baking Club - Chocolate Heaven 29th August

Indulged too much over the summer holidays? Me too.
Before the diet starts again and the countdown to Christmas begins, lets beat the depression with a chocolate themed bake.

The meeting will take place on Thursday 29th August 6-8pm in Reuben's Wine StoreDunfermline.
Unlike other cake clubs, there are no rules. So whether your preference is cake, biscuit, muffins or bread, you are welcome here. You don't need to be an expert baker to join in, just a love of baking. 

If you would like to join me for cake, coffee and chat, please email with your name and what you will be baking by Friday 23rd August.

You can now follow us on Twitter @fifebakingclub and on Facebook

Claire - Fife Baking Club

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

The Great Abderdour Bake Off - 1st August 2013

I was invited along to The Great Aberdour Bake Off on the 1st August to represent Fife Baking Club. Fortunately I didn't have the pressure of having to participate in the bake off and was able to enjoy the day.
There was a great turn out of cakes which were judged by last year's Great British Bake Off winner John Whaite and Mrs Lonie from Aberdour. Whilst John and Mrs Lonie tasted the cakes, we were treated to a bread making demo by Colin from Bread In Fife.

The six finalists were then given 20 minutes to make a batch of icing using various ingredients provided. During this time, host Susan Rae interviewed John. When the six contestants had made their icing, they were then tasked with icing a cake in front of everyone. Well done to Fiona Martin who was crowned the winner. She turned a boring square sponge into a chocolate heart covered in chocolate sweets.

There was also a macaroon demonstration by the Head Chef from the Old Course Hotel in St Andrews. The audience were given some very delicious samples to try.

To round of the day, the audience were also given taster plates from the competition entries. I tried a fruit cake, chocolate cake and coffee cake. All three were very tasty.

Mini me's favourite part of the day though was when John Whaite fed her skittles from the top of one the cakes.

Claire - Fife Baking Club