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Hello – welcome to Clandestine Cake Club group for Newcastle.
If you live/work in/around the Newcastle area, love to bake, eat and talk about cake – then join this group to stay informed about events in the ‘toon’.
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Comfort Food – Newcastle upon Tyne

March 10, 2015 6:45 pm in Newcastle Upon Tyne by Iona

Well all, it was a late start to 2015 but boy did you all bring out the big cakey guns! Turns out that comfort food is the ultimate theme for a cake event!

We returned to a venue that we last went to over a year ago – Ernest in the Ouseburn Valley. It’s a great bar / restaurant sitting just behind the Biscuit Factory. If you’re interested in making your first visit along there, check out their website here or give them a follow on twitter here. They let us take over their back room and under the mirror ball lighting we met up for cake. A big hello to all our cake club newbies who came along, I hope that we made you feel welcome and that you’ll be back again for more.

As I mentioned above, the cake selection this month was fantastic and there was such a wonderful choice. I’ve hopefully got pictures of them all in the gallery below for your perusal but I think I would just call out some special attention to one in particular.  Seymour continued his cheesecake reign with a peanut butter and jam version this month, I know peanut butter is a love it / hate it thing but I think the haters were in the minority at cake club. I didn’t get a great photo of it before we all dug in but I know there’s one mid-eat in there!

Thanks to all for coming along and I can’t wait for the next one!

Iona x

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International Newcastle Greetings – Newcastle upon Tyne

December 24, 2014 1:13 pm in Newcastle Upon Tyne by Iona

Well that was a lovely end to the Newcastle 2014 world of CCC, with an international selection of Christmas baking. Huge thanks to all who came along to my house to celebrate, you were all wonderful house guests and welcome back at any time.

I made chocolate and red wine cake, Katy – Scandanavian ring cake, Helen – Polish gingerbread and honey cake, Faye – Buche de Noel, Lisa – After 8 cake, Lauren – Speculoos Krausenkake, Kate – Melomakarona, Hannah – Syrian honey and nut cake, Lizzie – Swedish ginger cake and Seymour – Gingerbread cheesecake

I think everyone would agreed that gingerbread cheesecake is a revelation and I’d recommend you check out the recipe here – Gingerbread cheesecake

Here’s a couple of pictures to show the wonders on offer – check out Lauren’s towering Krausenkake, and watch out for the non-cake offering sneaking onto the table!

Merry Christmas everyone!

 

 

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Late Summer Picnic – Newcastle upon Tyne

September 11, 2014 6:25 pm in Newcastle Upon Tyne by Iona

For our September meeting, Newcastle CCC had the opportunity to visit one of the Ouseburn’s newest residents. Anna Hedworth (of The Grazer foodie fame) let us take over her newest venture for the evening. Situated in a couple of converted shipping containers Cook house is a quirky new venue and in Anna’s own words is ‘a space to eat, sit, rest, work and hang out, a kitchen that is homely, welcoming and informal’.

Well we certainly all felt that it was everything that Anna described and with a full house we sat down to a huge selection of cake.

A full table of cakes and cake eaters!

A full table of cakes and cake eaters!

Cakey delights being partaken

Cakey delights being partaken

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We had a full house of cakes from our regulars with a few new faces as well which was great.

Iona made blackcurrant crumble cake, Lauren made a Peruvian corn cake, Rich made a rose and garden mint cake, Lisa made a courgette and blueberry cake with lemon buttercream, Lizzie made a bakewell cake, Terri made a raspberry and lemon polenta cake, Helen made a savoury cheese pistachio and prune cake, Kate made a coconut cake, Faye made a coffee and biscuit cake and Judit made a lemon cake. Phew, I think I’ve remembered all of them, and here’s some pictures of the finished articles as well!

CAKE!

CAKE!

Discussions were had on the recent EAT! food festival, eating al fresco, dinner parties, weddings and of course Great British Bake Off, Diana and THAT icecream incident. We all agreed that Iain’s icecream would never have set in time, we were all behind you poor Diana!

Thanks again to Anna for her wonderful hosting. We all can’t wait to come back to Cookhouse, turn the tables and sample some of her amazing cooking.

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