Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Getting the Baking bug

Meryl at Cook N Dine
Who can resist the smell of home made baking straight out of the oven? Well, the customers and staff at Cook 'N' Dine Lakeside Village, Doncaster certainly couldn’t on a cold and drizzly May Bank Holiday Monday. Cook ‘N’ Dine, a store in the Sinclairs group is an amazing emporium of everything you need to get baking as well as a wide range of cookware, china, dinnerware and glassware.
The staff had worked hard to set up a wonderful welcome with window displays, posters and an area with oven and hob and lots of equipment, so I could show everyone how easy it was to mix up simple ingredients to bake wonderful cakes, buns and scones, all from a few things in your kitchen cupboard. I recreated some of Grandma’s signature afternoon tea time recipes 
Scrumptious Scones
Butterscotch Cake 
I’ve created this from Grandma’s cake recipes for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.  
Best of all was talking to the customers who came into the store, attracted by the wonderful baking aromas. We chatted about Grandma’s baking and I passed on simple tips from Grandma’s book. 

Within minutes of getting each of the finished products out of the oven, there was nothing left but a few crumbs! What a great experience to share the joys of Grandma’s home made baking. I can’t wait to do it again! 

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