Fakeaway Feast

Whipping Up Homemade Takeaway Delights: Join Us for Our “Fakeaway” Event

Get ready to tantalize your taste buds and unleash your culinary creativity at our upcoming Baking Club event themed “Fakeaway.” Scheduled for Thursday, April 11th, 2024, at 7 pm, this promises to be an evening filled with flavorful fun and delicious discoveries.

  • 7:00 pm – Welcome and Warm Conversations: Kickstart the evening with a cup of tea and a chat with fellow baking enthusiasts. Share your favorite takeaway memories and get ready for an exciting culinary adventure.
  • 7:15 pm – Let’s Get Baking: Under the guidance of our talented bakers, we’ll dive into creating our own homemade takeaway dupes. Best of all, everyone will get to take a portion of their creation home to enjoy later.
  • 8:00 pm – Share the Love: If you have time, bring along another bake to share with the group. It could be a homemade version of your favorite takeaway treat or a classic dessert to complement our culinary creations. Sharing is caring, and we can’t wait to sample each other’s delicious offerings.
  • 9:00 pm – Farewell and Full Bellies: As the evening draws to a close, we’ll bid adieu with satisfied smiles and full bellies. Leave with new recipes to try at home and the warm glow of a delightful evening spent with friends.

Secure Your Space:

If you haven’t already secured your spot for this mouthwatering event, be sure to get in touch with Mandy via our social media platforms to reserve your space. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a novice enthusiast, everyone is welcome to join in the fun.

Join Us for a Fakeaway Feast:

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to whip up your own homemade takeaway delights and share in the joy of baking with our wonderful baking club community. Come prepared for an evening of culinary creativity, laughter, and plenty of delicious discoveries.

Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 11th, and get ready to embark on a fakeaway adventure like no other. We can’t wait to see you there!

Baking Our Way into 2024: A Dough-lightful Adventure Awaits!

A Delicious Start

As we ushered in the new year, our baking club embarked on a culinary journey filled with warmth, creativity, and camaraderie. Over the past three months, we’ve explored a range of delectable themes, each one bringing its own unique flavor to our gatherings. Let’s take a moment to recap the highlights of our winter baking adventures:

January: Winter Warmers – Sticky Toffee Pudding Extravaganza

We kicked off the year with a cozy Winter Warmers event, where the sweet aroma of sticky toffee pudding filled the air. Guided by our skilled bakers, we rolled up our sleeves and delved into the art of creating this classic comfort dessert. The evening was a heartwarming success, with each bite of pudding serving as a delicious reminder of the joy of baking together.

February: All About the Base – Crafting the Perfect Key Lime Pie

In February, we turned our attention to the foundation of every great dessert: the base. With a focus on creating the perfect crust, we embarked on a journey to master the art of making Key Lime Pie. From zesting limes to whisking creamy fillings, we honed our skills and indulged in the tangy sweetness of this iconic dessert.

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March: Irish Night – Savoring the Flavors of Cheese and Rosemary Soda Bread

As St. Patrick’s Day approached, we celebrated all things Irish with a special themed event. Our ovens were filled with the irresistible scent of freshly baked cheese and rosemary soda bread, a delightful twist on a traditional Irish favorite. With each slice, we toasted to the spirit of friendship and the joy of exploring new culinary horizons.

Looking Ahead to April: “Fakeaway” Fun

As we eagerly anticipate our next gathering on the second Thursday of April, we’re thrilled to announce our upcoming theme: “Fakeaway” Fun. Get ready to put your own spin on a takeaway favorite as we craft our own versions of beloved dishes typically ordered from restaurants. From homemade pizza to DIY sushi rolls, the possibilities are endless, and the creativity boundless.

Join Us for More Baking Adventures:

If you haven’t already, mark your calendars and secure your spot for our next event. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a novice enthusiast, our baking club welcomes all who share a passion for creating, sharing, and savoring delicious treats together.

Here’s to many more months of baking joy and culinary exploration in the company of our wonderful baking club family. See you on the second Thursday of April for an unforgettable evening of “Fakeaway” delights!

“Whisking Up Winter Warmth: A Delicious Start to 2024 with SBC”

Embracing Winter Warmth: A Baking Club Evening to Remember

As the winter chill settles in, what better way to warm our hearts and homes than with the comforting aroma of freshly baked delights? Join us on Thursday, January 11th, 2024, at 7 pm for our first meeting of the year – “Winter Warmers.”

  • 7:00 pm – Arrival and Warm Welcomes: Kickstart the evening with a cup of tea and the joyous chatter of fellow baking enthusiasts. Whether you’re a regular or a newcomer, you’ll find a warm welcome waiting for you.
  • Let’s Bake Together: Our communal baking adventure for the night is none other than the classic Sticky Toffee Pudding. Under the guidance of our resident baker Mandy, we’ll knead, mix, and bake our way to gooey perfection. The best part? Everyone gets to take a portion of this delectable treat home.
  • Share the Love: If you have a spare moment in your busy schedule, bring along another bake to share with the group. It could be your favorite winter spiced cookie, a comforting pudding, pavlova or tart. Anything that radiates winter warmth! Sharing is, after all, what makes our Baking Club so special.
  • 9:00 pm – Farewell and Full Hearts: As the evening winds down, we’ll bid adieu, tins and hearts full with the warmth of freshly baked goodies and the camaraderie of like-minded bakers.

Spaces Still Available:

If the idea of a cozy evening filled with laughter, warmth, and the aroma of delicious bakes sounds appealing, there are still some spaces available. Don’t miss out on the fun; get in touch with Mandy to secure your spot.

How to Join:

Reach out to Mandy at southambakingcircle@hotmail.co.uk or 07764447604 to reserve your spot. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a novice, Southam Baking Club promises an evening of shared joy and delectable creations.

Join us as we turn up the heat in the kitchen and celebrate the magic of winter through the art of baking. See you there, ready to whisk up some winter warmth!

Celebrating 10 Years of Sweet Memories at Our Christmas Party Baking Club

As the festive season draws to a close, ot’s time to reminisce on the last SBC meeting. Our beloved baking club had the double joy of celebrating Christmas and a decade of delightful gatherings. The air was thick with festive excitement as we gathered for our special Christmas Party, a celebration of ten years sharing laughter, culinary adventures, and, of course, mouthwatering bakes.

The evening kicked off with the familiar hum of hot drinks and catching up on everyone’s lives. Conversations danced between upcoming festive plans and baking projects that sparked the anticipation of delightful treats. It was heartening to see familiar faces and welcome new ones into our community.

Our festive make of the evening added an extra layer of joy. Similar to this fantastic recipe found at Jus-Rol (https://www.jusrol.co.uk/pastry-recipes/christmas-tree-treats), we embarked on crafting our own puff pastry Christmas trees. With Nutella and Biscoff as our artistic mediums, we rolled, filled, and shaped these delectable creations, adorning them with star-shaped crowns.

Amidst the hum of crafting, chatter filled the room as members shared tips, stories, and the occasional laugh. The atmosphere was festive, and the creativity flowed as freely as the tea and coffee.

To keep the evening merry, a delightful array of party and Christmas-themed bakes were shared by our talented members. The spread was nothing short of a feast for the eyes and a treat for the taste buds. Paired with a selection of drinks, some of which may have been a touch spirited, it was a true celebration of the season.

Our tradition of generosity shone through in the raffle, where luck favored a few who walked away with more than one prize. Yet, the true winner was Marie Curie, as we managed to raise a fantastic £62 through our festive generosity.

The joy continued with our Secret Santa exchange. Presents were eagerly chosen, and the room buzzed with excitement. Some, unable to resist the anticipation, tore into their gifts immediately, unveiling new baking treasures that will undoubtedly find their way into future meetings.

Although I chose not to participate this year, I continued the tradition of giving by using the delightful baking goodies I was gifted from last year’s party to create sugar cookies for my work colleagues. It’s heartening to be able to extend the spirit of giving beyond our festive gatherings.

As our meeting wound down, bellies full and hearts warmer, our cake tins were bursting with a delightful assortment of treats to carry us through the countdown to Christmas. Holiday wishes echoed in the room alongside fond farewells, marking the end of another memorable evening in the history of our baking club.

Here’s to a decade of friendship, laughter, and countless sweet creations. Merry Christmas, and here’s to many more years of baking joy!

Meet the Bakers Interviews

We are working on gathering some information about our regulars so if you would like to be featured in a post please speak to someone running the show at the next meeting (or find Mandy) and ask for an interview sheet!

The questions are listed here, you don’t have to answer them all.

Please also send us some photos of your amazing bakes (and yourself enjoying your bakes).

Everyday life: (eg. Job, routines etc) 
What do you enjoy about baking? 
What inspires you in your baking? 
Do you have a signature bake? 
Is there anything you dislike about baking? 
What do you enjoy about coming to SBC? 
Best/proudest baking moment? 
Biggest baking laugh/fail? 

Christmas Party 2023

Check back in the New Year to see what we get up to at our Christmas Party this year!

So far we are planning a fantastic night, including a chance to win the much coveted SBC Christmas Hamper filled with plenty of goodies and treats to get you through the festive period.

We are looking forward to seeing you all, sharing some tasty canapés and opening our secret santa presents over some great conversations and much laughter.

Baking & Friendship: The Journey of Southam Baking Circle

In 2013, a passionate baker named Mandy had a vision to create a community where her love for baking could intertwine with the joy of making new friends. Thus, the Southam Baking Circle (SBC) was born. What started as a simple idea has blossomed into a thriving social club, uniting people from all walks of life who share a common passion for cakes, cookies, and everything sweet.

Mandy’s journey began with a realization that her hobby of baking could be more than just a solitary pursuit. She craved an opportunity to connect with others who shared her enthusiasm, regardless of their skill level in the kitchen. Thus, she set out to create a space where everyone could come together to celebrate the art of baking, nurture friendships, and savor the fruits of their collective creations.

The Southam Baking Circle was established as a warm and inviting social club, where both seasoned bakers and beginners could find a place to call their own. Mandy knew that baking could be intimidating for some, and she wanted to ensure that no one felt left out. The focus has never been on perfection, but rather on the joy of baking and the pleasure of sharing it with others.

Through SBC, Mandy discovered that baking has a unique power to bring people together. As the club grew, members formed deep bonds and forged lifelong friendships. They swapped recipes, exchanged baking tips, and supported each other through successes and failures in the kitchen. Beyond the baking itself, it was the shared laughter, stories, and camaraderie that truly made SBC special.

One of the most beautiful aspects of the Southam Baking Circle is the diversity of its members. Adult bakers of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels come together, contributing their unique perspectives and culinary traditions. The group thrives on the rich tapestry of flavors and techniques, inspiring creativity and fostering a genuine appreciation for the beauty of cultural diversity.

If you’re passionate about baking and yearn for a place to share your creations and connect with fellow baking enthusiasts, we invite you to join the Southam Baking Circle. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, we believe that the joy of baking is meant to be shared. Come and be a part of our welcoming community, where friendship, laughter, and mouthwatering treats await.