Baking Beauties – Jan 2023 – A Family Recipe

This month the topic was a family recipe. Nine members met to offer their recipe, some to honour a family member, others searched very old cook books for inspiration. This resulted in a variety of bakes including a luncheon cake dating back to 1899, egg custard, tea breads, apple cake, walnut bars, Anzec biscuits, meringues and sticky chocolate cake.

We are keen to enter for the Cheshire show this year so we had some discussion about gingerbread as this is one of the classes. Jontyn spoke about the original gingerbread of Ormskirk which dated back to the 1800’s which was served on trains in the area by gingerbread ladies. A lively discussion followed on other gingerbread recipes and ingredients.

Our next meeting is Friday 24th February at 1.30 and members are asked to make ‘Gingerbread people’. This will give us ideas and practice to hopefully generate some Whitley entries in the Cheshire Show.

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