OUR first meet of 2016 was a slightly sentimental one.
Holly and I knew it would be our last as Pinnies and Petticoats, and for me in particular, it was quite a bittersweet feeling. P&P had come about between myself and Karen, our other founding member, in 2012, so I had become quite attached to it. But, we had recognised that it was a bit, well, girly, and didn’t really represent us very well.
January was P&P’s swansong and we wanted to do it right, but it’s always a funny month to try and set a theme for. People are sick of the sight of chocolate, having demolished the last of their Christmas chocolate boxes, and some are a few weeks into a new health kick so don’t want the temptation of a sweet bake that could throw them off the rails.
And then there’s the rest of us who are quite happy to inhale sweets and bread 365 days a year (or 366 this year – that extra day surely calls for cake?)
In previous years, we’ve set a theme of “New Year, New Bake” where attendees could choose to use anything baking related they may have received for Christmas; whether that be a cookbook, a new utensil, or an ingredient (chilli jam, anyone?)
This year, we encouraged our guests to do the same, but decided to have no set theme – after the hustle and bustle of Christmas and New Year, it’s nice to get back in the kitchen and bake just for the sake of baking.
So here’s what we had:
Our next event takes place on Wednesday, February 24th, and is our first as Aberdeen Bake Club. We’d love to see some new faces, so whether you’ve been Facebook stalking us for a while (hi!), or have just found us, why not come along and see what it’s all about?