Afternoon Tea for the Buckfastleigh New Plan Consultation

We were asked to provide an afternoon tea for the local town plan consultation day (well the first of several I understand!)

bflconsSo this is about a third of what was made – topped up several times during the afternoon. It was a rather busy day, but fortunately spread over several hours.

  • Cheese Scones – With North Devon extra strong cheddar.
  • Scones with local (Scoriton) clotted cream and strawberry jam (jam on-top, of-course!)
  • Chocolate cake made with marmalade
  • lemon drizzle cake
  • Buckfastleigh apple cake
  • carrot cake
  • gluten-free banana cake
  • sandwiches made with north Devon cheddar, Bovey tracey ham, and egg mayonaise.

Add in gallons of tea and coffee to wash it all down with and it was a great afternoon.

More Baguettes

It looks like the baguettes are going down well in The Seed in Buckfastleigh, so they might well become a regular feature!

Not so sure about the Brioche though – did well the first week, not so well the second. Maybe it was the weather – I mean, who wouldn’t want a brioche muffin with their morning coffee!


Changed the header… Of-course I had to bake some baguettes to take that photo… Then eat them. What a sacrifice!

Still, you can never bake too many baguettes (although I suspect I may regret saying that one day!)

Canapés for 50

I volunteer some time for a local museum and history project called the Valiant soldier… So when they needed canapés for a party of local dignitaries coming to open the new family history museum extension, then naturally we offered to help…

On the menu was a selection of 6 offerings; Buttered Cheese Scones, mini quiche lorraines, Eggs mayonnaise, a selection of crackers with cream cheese and smoked salmon, local ham and cherry tomato cocktails and locally made chipolatas.

Hardly anything left over for my lunch tomorrow )-:

A tray waiting to be taken round the guests
A tray waiting to be taken round the guests
More trays waiting to be carried round
More trays waiting to be carried round
Plenty of more food to top-up the trays!
Plenty of more food to top-up the trays!