Friday, 18 November 2011

Start something enterprising ... old and new

 Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco  
One of my favourite activities is as a volunteer Trustee and chair of our local Board for Young Enterprise. This organisation is close to my heart as it’s all about promoting an entrepreneurial spirit amongst young people. I know Grandma would have approved of anyone rolling their sleeves up and getting involved.

Being a Yorkshire lass born and bred, ‘awesome’ is not a word which frequently forms part of my vocabulary but I could use it without any difficulty to describe the week I spent in San Francisco at the University of California, Berkeley Haas school of Business on behalf of Young Enterprise and as a guest of Intel. I was at the Global Entrepreneurship Leadership Symposium (GELS)    for  Global Entrepreneurship week.

I was in eminent company, as the participants comprised over 60 academics and affiliates from all over the world. We visited Intel HQ at Santa Clara at the heart of the world’s exemplar cluster of innovation, the San Francisco Bay Area/Silicon Valley. Though coming from very different backgrounds and cultures, we all shared a common commitment to bettering the world we live in by furthering, supporting and mentoring young budding entrepreneurs. Long may this continue. 

This is a recipe I received recently from  a Canadian Grandma. Thanks, Tina!
 Honey Orange Cake
6oz  (175g) butter or margarine
6 level tbsps honey
2 tbsps castor sugar
Finely grated rind 2 oranges
3 eggs
8 oz (or 8 heaped tbsps) plain flour
3 level tsps baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 tbsp orange juice

Cream the butter, honey and sugar thoroughly together. Add the rind. Beat in the eggs one at a time, adding a little sieved flour with each egg. Fold in the remaining flour and orange juice. Put into a 6 inch (16cm) cake tin lined with greaseproof paper. Bake in a moderate oven Mark 3, 325F, 160-170C for 1 ¾ hours.

Enjoy! And don’t forget to send me any of your favourite recipes.

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