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It’s cake, biscuits and buns week

Lockdown inspired millions of people to try baking so let’s perfect our baking skills and celebrate cakes, buns and biscuits this week!

Some of you will enjoy a spot of Elevenses after a hard morning in the office, or if the kids were up early sometimes you need something to see you through to lunch and a lovely sweet treat and a cup of tea is just what you need!

This week it is time to leave the additive loaded doughnut, cake or biscuits in the supermarket and invest in some real artisan biscuits from one of our amazing British bakers. Or a freshly baked cake from the local bakery or tearoom?

Or best of all, if you, or your young budding baker kids, are feeling creative, why not test your skills and bake at home. You could even try something different each week using some fresh seasonal local produce from the farm shop. It is a brilliant way to show children what fruits and veggies arrive in different seasons and can be used in baking such as carrots, courgettes and even super healthy beetroot.

Cakes from veg: Courgette Chocolate Cake

Cakes from veg: Courgette Chocolate Cake

If, however, you are one of those people who try to refrain from the mid-morning munch, then choose National Cake Week at the end of August as a time to reward yourself for being disciplined throughout August and enjoy yourself a slice. Full details on this are here.

For those of you who’d prefer to buy online and fill your cupboards with some delicious, handmade goodies then try our MarketPlace here, where you can buy cakes of all different shapes, sizes and tastes.

Or to discover a deli or farm shop near you take a look at our local food map.

If you’d prefer to give Mary Berry a run for her money and make your own, then why not share your favourite recipe? For the chance to win a prize, please video your recipe and add it to KIS (Keep it Simple) Cookery. Please have a look at existing videos here and try and keep your video less than 2 minutes long.