Let’s Bake 8: Favourite Bakes Round Up

For our final Let’s Bake event of 2015, we had a great time choosing recipes from our favourite books to bake for our gathering at Blend Tea and Coffee Merchants.

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Some of the books may or may not have been added to subsequent Christmas lists!

Grace’s Marmalade Muffins were adapted from Spooning with Rosie.

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Dorothy’s Yoghurt Cake recipe was given to her by a friend (and Dorothy has kindly passed it on so I will add it to the recipes section when I can). Dorothy tried out a marbling technique for her cake, used a lemon yoghurt for flavour, and incorporated a festive element by adding Christmas tree sprinkles!

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I (Susan) had a bit of a nightmare with my first attempt at this Sour Cream Coffee Cake, but my second attempt was much better. I will always remember to use butter and flour or cake release spray when baking in a bundt tin! My book was from the Clandestine Cake Club and the recipe can be found online here. Rather than the cake being coffee flavoured as the name suggests, this american recipe is a nutty cake to be eaten with a cup of coffee.

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Kirsty made some delicious Orange Gingerbread with Cream Cheese Icing from Joy the Baker.

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Swenja bought along a huge batch of Raspberry Blondies from Gordon Ramsey’s Ultimate Cookery Course which were very popular!

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Kara’s bake was adapted from Homemade Memories by Kate Doran. This lemon, pistachio and rose loaf complete with gold glitter was possibly the prettiest bake of the night!

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Mairi brought along possibly the oldest recipe book, which was a scrapbook of handed down recipes, as well as recipes from Jackie magazine! Mairi bought along some delicious shortbread fingers.

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Karen bought along a classic lemon loaf cake from a 90’s recipe book!

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Finally Pauline baked from a Bakewell slice from the Avoca Cafe Cookbook!

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Thanks to all the bakers who came along, and to Blend for staying open for us! Keep your eyes on the Let’s Bake Twitter and Facebook pages for details of the next meet, early next year!

Let’s Bake 8: Favourite Bakes

We’re managing to squeeze in one final Let’s Bake meeting before Christmas, and our thinking is that everyone will be sick of mince pies before too long – so instead of a Christmas theme this year, we are going to ask all bakers to bake a sweet or savoury recipe from their favourite recipe book! 

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There are so many cookbooks around, we’re sure that we’ll have a varied selection of bakes! As well as your bake, please bring along the book you’ve chosen!

Date: Wednesday 2nd December 2015

Time: 7-9pm

Venue: Blend Tea & Coffee Merchants, 9 Drummond Street, Inverness

Theme: Favourite Bakes

To sign up: Email letsbakeinverness@gmail.com to book a place (a comment on this post doesn’t guarantee you a spot, we like to keep all the sign ups in one place for the sake of accuracy!) and we’ll remind you nearer the time to let us know what you are bringing so appropriate labels can be made. If you are bringing something that needs slicing at the cafe, please bring your bake pre-sliced or bring your own knife/cake slice.  As usual we’ll provide reusable plates. Blend will have hot and cold drinks available for purchase.