Who doesn’t love cake? People who don’t like cake, are weird. Cake is amazing. Cake cake cake! I realise there’s more to baking than just cake-making, but it’s the first thing I think of. Shall I say it one more time? Cake.
This summer has been a great one for Britain (despite the weather!) with the Queen’s Jubilee, The Olympics and The Paralympics, so it’s no great surprise that the theme for this year’s National Baking Week, 15th-21st October, is, “Let’s get Britain baking.” I love baking, just as I much love eating baked goods (which is a lot), so I’ll definitely be trying to find the time to don my pinny and join in! It’ll be officially kicking off on Monday 15 October at Westfield Stratford City. Aiming to beat the success of last year’s St Pancras cake, bakers will be making a map of the UK entirely out of cake, including recognisable UK monuments! Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s charity are the official charity partners of National Baking Week this year, so that’s an even better excuse to get your whisk out and host a bake sale!
I have so many great recipe books, but sometimes it’s just easier to turn to the internet. BakingMad.com have great recipes for kids, as well as tutorials on how to make pancakes. Pancakes are possibly even better than cake. There, I said it. Pancakes > cake. Seriously. I live for Shrove Tuesday! I genuinely think I could beat Adam Richman in a “Man vs. Food” pancake-eating-challenge. Adam, get your people to call my people (aka me.)