My name is Emma and I’m on the Committee for the Borough Belles WI.
After going to just one meeting I jumped to join the actual committee the following month at their AGM. As part of the committee I was given the wonderful job of running the monthly cake rota and ensuring that there was cake readily available at each meeting – preferably homemade!
I soon realised that the cake rota needed ‘joozing’ up and so began THE BEST BAKER award!
The homemade cakes were loved at each meeting and are usually eaten with enthusiasm and chat full of questions about recipes, tips and new ideas.
“Why not make a record of the cakes, bakes and homemade makes from each meeting, correlate the recipes and have a vote at the end!?”
All the time and effort that goes into each time a member or guest decides to make something should be recognised and recorded! We decided that at the end of it all it would be wonderful to put together a Borough Belle Recipe Zine with all the recipes with comments, tried and tested!
So far we have had some fabulous things made since the BBB Award began. From Turkish Spinach Cake to Brazilian Carrot Cake and Spicy Samosas to Jamaican Patties! There are no restrictions, you can make sweet or savoury.
The reactions we’ve been getting is fabulous and we were worried that people would keep making the same recipes, but no! It’s amazing at the array of recipes people find or know and the ones that have been a families close guarded secret are even more exciting!!
Anyone is free to enter, we just ask you let us know the recipe used. So the remaining question is… what are you going to make?
For more detail about the Best Baker award, check out the Facebook group.