On Thursday 14th January 22 participants joined the Broxtowe Charity Bake-a-long for a fun packed evening. Star baker, Howard Middleton was impressed by the high standard of ‘jammie dodgers’ produced by the Citizens Advice team and their supporters.

Alison’s bake

The bakers were guided expertly by Howard of Bake Off series 4 fame. Participants baked with him and closely followed his instructions and watched his ‘bowl cam’ to check the consistency of their bake. All managed to make the Jammie dodgers although there was a near calamity when one baker dropped some biscuits and announced she had ‘crumbs in her keyboard’ which Howard rightly commented was nearly an ‘Alan Bennett quote’.  The bakers were given insights into Howard’s experience in the Bake Off tent and debated the important topic of whether a Jaffa cake is a cake or a biscuit.

Janet Patrick, Mayor of Broxtowe, judged the bakes. Sadly she couldn’t sample them so had to base her decision on photographs.  She chose Alison W’s jammie dodgers “ because they used their imagination, were generous with the jam and were evenly baked. Janet commented, “I wanted to pick one up and eat it”!

Oranizer, Liz Wilding said, “it was so good to share some fun & laughter with others whilst being very socially distanced and we also raised over £800 so thank you to all our bakers.” A big thanks to Liz for organising the event and the team at Bake with a Legend.

All donations go towards the work Citizens Advice Broxtowe carry out in the community and the event is being hosted as part of the Mayor of Broxtowe’s chosen charity. Cllr Janet Patrick has been a long time volunteer, trustee and supporter of Citizens Advice Broxtowe. Even though the Bake-a-long has now taken place you can still donate to the Mayor’s charity using the ‘Donate‘ button or support one of the other events that are taking place.

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