Gourmet Society’s Charity Coffee & Cake Morning
We do love our food here at Gourmet Society, and it’s very rare we turn down a chance to try out a new recipe. So when Macmillan Cancer’s Coffee Morning came around, we thought what better than to make cake, sell cake and – most importantly – eat cake for charity?!
We went about setting our Gourmet foodies a tough task – to recreate some of the most popular puddings from our favourite restaurants! The recipes varied in difficulty, meaning some got it easy, and some got it very, very hard. Overall, a fantastic effort was put in by the whole team, and an even bigger effort went into making sure all the cake got eaten! So far, Gourmet Society have raised over £80 for Macmillan Cancer, and still counting.
After a very tense afternoon, the results of our anonymous votes were announced. Rebecca from the Marketing Team won ‘Star Baker’ with her gooey Banoffee Pie from Table Table; Office Manager Maggie won ‘Most Creative Bake’ for her interpretation of Beef and Pudding’s Baked Bakewell Tart; Andy from the B2B2C Team won the sorry-looking ‘Must Try Harder’ rosette for his photograph of an Apple Strudel from Bierkeller’s menu; whilst Rob on the Restaurants Team won the ‘Faked It’ prize for cheekily presenting us with a plate of shop bought Loch Fyne‘s Scottish Shortbread.
Starting next week, we’re going to be posting a weekly dessert recipe from our Gourmet Bake Off, meaning you can have a go at recreating these recipes too. Here’s what you can expect from our recipe books over the coming weeks:
Peanut Butter & Chocolate Cheesecake – Vintage Inns
Nutella & Banana Mini Calzones – Prezzo
Tarte Au Citron – Café Rouge
Traditional Scottish Shortbread – Loch Fyne
Crema Catalana – La Tasca
Baked Bakewell Tart – Beef & Pudding
Tiramisu – Bella Italia
Sticky Toffee Pudding – Browns
Apple Strudel – Bierkeller
Signature Apple & Cherry Crumble – Beefeater
Banoffee Pie – Table Table
Pavlova – Malmaison
Giant Cookie Pizza – Fayre & Square