Hope to see you next week!
Hope to see you next week!
Confession: I ate cookies for breakfast for three days in a row following our annual cookie swap. I feel no shame, for they were delicious. I have more in the freezer that I’m trying to save until July. I want to eat Christmas cookies in July, with an iced coffee. They say it’s good to set goals for yourself. Time will tell if this one is unrealistic.
I’m going to play a game of “were these your cookies?” with my photo collection. Lisa (hostess extraordinaire – thank you!) made a list of who made what, but sometimes I can’t tell my ginger cookies from my ginger crackle cookies. Forgive me if I get a few wrong or if I’ve missed some. You know how distracted I get around all the food. Look at this wonderful group! A huge welcome to our newest baking club foodies.
Before I begin with the cookie photos, Save The Date for January 11th, also known as The Epic Summerland BACON Potluck. The glorious folks at the Summerland Waterfront Resort will once again be hosting us. Start thinking of dishes that feature BACON in some way. For those who are vegetarian or who just want to try something new, “facon” is also welcome. We’ll meet at 6pm and start the whip-round at 6.30. We may try a film again, in this case Footloose, staring Kevin BACON.
To the cookies!
Greetings foodie pals!
It’s the potluck countdown…
I squeeze you.
First of all, Please note – the Cookie Exchange on December 10th has been cancelled. December is having its way with us and everyone is rather stuffed with events and festive deadlines and the general berserk hecticness that swamps us at the end of each year. No worries- we will gather in January and welcome the New Year with a good, collective feed. Oh, yes.
In the meantime, thanks to everyone who attended the Childhood Memories meetup in November. I had my German Lentil Soup all ready to go, but wasn’t able to make it to the meetup due to it being the day before Festival of Lights and work got away on me.
Thanks to Charmaine for hosting, Sandra for organizing and Lory for all the photos! Feast your eyes on some of the goodies shared on the night. Watch the blog and Facebook for news about January’s gathering!
Hello, Summerland Bakers!
Photos from September’s meetup at Sandra’s have been posted on our Facebook page.
October’s theme: Halloween Treats and Savouries
WHEN: Thursday, October 20th at 6:00 ish
WHERE: Our host this month is Jean Willoughby-Flebbe.
We will enjoy our Trick or Treats in Garnet Valley – Please RSVP to Sandra at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will send you the address & directions.
See You There!
First of all, Summerland Bakers is now on Facebook! Follow along to share ideas and keep up-to-date with upcoming events.
I am pleased to report that the first gathering of our little baking club went off without a hitch. A small band of four enthusiastic cake lovers took to eating cake for no reason as easily as breathing.
We didn’t have a theme other than “cake” and we ended up with great variety among our three cakes. There was Christine and Haley’s “too much chocolate cake” (apparently that’s what it is called, something to do with the addition of chocolate chips into the otherwise already chocolatey mix).
However, we all agreed the name should be changed, perhaps to “an appropriate amount of chocolate cake.” It was topped with Hayley’s espresso icing, which makes use of marshmallow fluff. The other secret ingredient is love. All things combined, it was one delicious cake.
The lovely Jennifer (aka Nif) struggled to keep her jam between the layers of her white cake during the application of her coconut and rum icing. If anyone reading this knows a trick to avoid this, please share your findings! Despite the gooey setback, the cake was excellent and the icing was particularly Moorish.
Finally, my attempt at a strawberry pavlova fell flat – literally. I made the mistake of not leaving the pavlova in the oven to cool. Fearing I had already overcooked it (which I had), I took it out and then did not allow it to cool long enough before placing it in a sealed container. In the end it looked nothing like the recipe, but the obscene amount of strawberries and cream slathered on top made it more than bearable.
Next month, the them will be “tarts!” If you would like an excuse to murder your healthy eating habits in a truly dramatic fashion on May 30, email email@example.com and sign up. Savoury or sweet tarts – it doesn’t matter. Just get tarty!