I have to say I’m glad it wasn’t has hot in my kitchen as it has been all week, otherwise I may have found it a little harder to bake with compassion this afternoon! While Chris was busy watching the men’s Wimbledon final, I slaved away in the kitchen preparing my cakes to sell to colleagues in order to raise money for the Compassion in World Farming Bake With Compassion campaign (well I say slave but it was fun really!) and put my super duper mixer to the test creaming and beating and sounding like it was about to take off.
I settled on a cherry and ginger loaf (delicious recipe courtesy of Chris’ grandma) and some choc and cherry mini muffins. I had to try a sample of each to check they were OK, and I can confirm both are very tasty, even if I say so myself! Should sell like hot cakes to the office tomorrow.
I’m hoping we can get together a decent contribution to the chickens’ cause through the cake sales. After some gentle persuasion I recruited 3-5 other bakers from the office so we should have a fair selection on offer; something to suit everyone. I might try my hand at something more savory later in the week as a last push for the campaign, but I can’t promise as if the weather stays clear, I’ll be heading back up to the allotment to get some more beetroot, radish and swede seeds in. Plus I’m pretty certain there are raspberries and a few peas ready for the taking!
If you haven’t decided whether to hold your own event yet, check out the news item or Compassion in World Farming’s website and hopefully you’ll be inspired to take part. Whether you go door to door, sell to work colleagues, friends or family, the important thing is to choose free range eggs (go fair trade and organic with other ingredients if you can, but if you can’t don’t worry) and promote the importance of putting an end to caged egg production.