Our second virtual cake club today …still weird in lockdown but people are keen to bake . Here we are with our cakes. Our next meeting is at Zoom on Sat 27th June 3-4 … Lary Dairy Savoury Cakes .
My cake was a cacao sponge with Creme fraiche Oatly, glucose instead of sugar . Cacao is not cocoa but from the Amazon. Chocolate makes me happy. The organic blueberries from my REGather veg box made it healthy !
Carolynn made a giant butterfly bun to make you happy . It had buttercream and jam in the middle .
Clare made use of her condensed milk to make millionaires short bread . The recipe was from Cadburys Simply Chocolate cook book . Trad recipe … Big treat. Eddie made the caramel . Some had already disappeared by the time we started .
Vicky made dark Choc and raspberry cake made for coffee time , frozen raspberries and chopped chocolates and flaked almonds, dense sunk to bottom . US site Sally’s baking addiction. https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/raspberry-chocolate-coffee-cake/
Ann made her Uplifting Pear and Yoghurt cake … A pot of natural yoghurt …. Put pot of yoghurt in a bowl and use the pot to measure other ingredients , wholemeal flour, sunflower oil, lots of baking powder , chopped pear ..serve with runny honey. From the French blog Paloma.com
Sian has made lots of cakes and chocolate log … We saw the last vestiges of it … It looked delicious. She gave us some tips on Zoom backgrounds.
Dave would have made Mary Berrys sultana and orange cake …..Clare found the recipe in her book with icing on top.
We then had a lovely chat about how we were finding lockdown.
1 Where can you get flour ? Lots of tips
Corner shops and one stop shops have flour. Down to Earth have flour SharrowVale Vale Road plus Saturday morning the Unwrapped shop , plus Just Natural on Crookes . Ranmoor deli selling fresh yeast. Dave made sourdough starter, then froze it . Vickys friend sent her 9 kg of bread flour.Tesco selling bagged up strong flour.Another place M and S have stuff. Loads of choice .
2 Where does Google maps say your most visited place is in the lockdown. Clare’s said Sainsburys !!
3 Where are people doing their shopping ? Dave recommends a Milkman from Manchester …. Splosh sell eco friendly detergents … , they recycle the packaging https://www.splosh.com/
4 Can you claim expenses back from work if you work at home ? You should be able to claim additional expenses back. Be careful if home
Use Martyn Lewis … Moneysaving Expert .
Line rental saver. Plusnet.
5 When do I Hoover the house ….
Where do you work ?
6 How do we move forward after lockdown ?
7 What do universities do with their money ? Universities spend most of the money on the course and staff. They are self funding from about 5 years ago when Gvt reduced central funding .
What will happen to students …. Bursaries for students .
What do we actually need to buy in future ?
8 Make a plan for your future food stock cupboard
Our next meeting is at Zoom on Sat 27th June 3-4 … Lary Dairy Savoury Cakes . Contact me Karen Perkins for your Zoom Log in