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Village Bakers Bake-A-Long

Village Bakers Bake-A-Long

The Village Bakers is a LGBT Social Group, founded on the simple belief that sharing homemade bakes with new and old friends is the best way to bring people and communities together, food is a powerful tool to break down barriers and look past differences, so whether you are keen to develop your baking skills, meet new people or simply come along and eat the fabulous homemade bakes.

On Sunday August 30th The Village Bakers will host a bake-a-long brunch for all of the family between 11am and 12pm. They will demonstrate how to make their own summer fruit pavlova, spring vegetable tart and carrot cake muffins.

Alternative Manchester Pride Festival sponsor, Co-op Food, are providing vouchers for first (£80), second (£40) and third prize (£20) bake-off winners. Those who are baking along and wish to enter to win must tweet an image of their bakes using the hashtag #ManchesterPride2020


Here's everything you'll need to get ready for Sunday's Bake Off:

Summer Fruit Pavlova
6 Large egg whites
250g White Caster Sugar
2 tsp Cornflour
1tsp white wine vinegar
250ml double cream
Vanilla bean paste
250g fresh raspberries
250g fresh strawberries (stalk removed and quartered)
250g sweet blackberries
150g white chocolate

Spring Vegetable Tart
175g Plain Flour
Pinch Salt
70g Unsalted Butter
Butter for greasing

5 Eggs
100ml Whole Milk
200ml Double Cream
Salt & Pepper
1 tbsp Chopped Flat Leaf Parsley
1 tsp chopped mint
100g Gruyere Cheese (grated)
25g Grana Padano (grated)
400g Asparagus, blanched and cold
50g frozen peas, defrosted

Carrot Cake Muffins
450g grated carrots
260g raisins
4 large eggs
260g caster sugar
240ml corn oil
1tsp vanilla Extract
4 tsp orange zest
240g plain flour
2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
pinch salt
2tsp ground Cinnamon
butter to grease tins

175g cream cheese (room temperature)
450g icing sugar
125g unsalted butter
zest of 1 orange
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