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WBG Meetup, 25 May. Theme: Retro bake Seventies

  • May 25, 2013 · 3:00 PM
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Hello bakers

Theme: Retro bake Seventies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you weren't born in the Seventies, this is a mouth-watering research project. If you were around then, you'll be dreaming of Wagon Wheels and wondering how they could shrink to the size they are today. And what happened to flared trousers and tie dye shirts anyway?

The Seventies were to baking what they were to music - a bit of a revolution to say the least. Black Forest gateaux, pineapple upside down cake, cheesecake, lemon meringue pie, Mississippi mud pie, lemon mousse and baked Alaska appeared. And if that wasn't enough, there was ready-made puff pastry and gelatine!

On the savoury side there were quiches, fondues, prawn cocktails, baked camembert, chicken marengo and parma wrapped ham. (I won't even start on the food celebrities of the time.)

Hit Google if you have to, but bring something Seventies to the Gooseberry Bush. You can use it to inspire a brand new dish, or rework a classic. Believe me, there is plenty of scope.

Regards

Patrick

PS: Twiglets, Blue Nun and Angel Delight - just had to include them somewhere!


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  • So-Fung

    So sorry to have missed what sounded like a great meetup with lots of yummy cakes. Hope to meet you all soon ...

    May 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great day as always, fab bakes and lovely to see everyone x

    1 · May 26, 2013

  • Patrick V.

    It was just like being in the Seventies! Pecan Pie, Black Forest Gateau, Coffee and Walnut cake, Mushroom vol-au-vents, Butterfly cakes, Terrine, Lemon Meringue Pie, Gypsy Pie, Cherry Cake, Swiss roll, Jaffa Cakes (yay) and no duplicates. Well done everybody. There were envious looks from all the other customers at the cafe...

    1 · May 25, 2013

    • Rute

      Sounds delicious...I wish i was there with my pineapple turnover cake...i will definitly go to the next meet up...

      May 26, 2013

  • Keith E.

    was good to meet everyone and sample the delicious baking, really enjoyed taking my mind of work and being creative in the kitchen instead , looking forward next months challenge regards to all , Keith

    May 25, 2013

    • jackie

      Thank you, for a fantastic coffee and walnut cake.

      May 25, 2013

    • Keith E.

      felt like a bit of a sugar overload after , may try something savoury next time

      May 25, 2013

  • Nina K.

    It was pleased to meet you all. All the best,Nina.

    May 25, 2013

  • Malini S.

    Something has come up and I won't be able to make it today. Looking forward to enjoying the photos online.

    May 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll probably be out of town but will come along if I can.

    May 24, 2013

  • So-Fung

    Hello fellow bakers. It will be my first meetup. Can someone tell me whether there is a bus route that stops by the venue? I am coming from Wimbledon mainline train station. Is ut walkable from there? Thanks :-)

    May 18, 2013

    • So-Fung

      Great Jackie, see you Saturday ;-)

      1 · May 20, 2013

    • So-Fung

      Apologies Jackie, I wont be able to make the meetup after all. Hope to see u another time.

      May 24, 2013

  • Laavanya

    It's exam season unfortunately. Have fun!

    May 13, 2013

    • jackie

      good luck with your exams.

      May 16, 2013

    • So-Fung

      Yes, all the best for your exams!

      May 18, 2013

  • Rute

    Hi i will see you on sunday with my 70's baking. Saturday is not so.good for me...

    1 · May 15, 2013

    • Patrick V.

      Hi Rute - we meet once a month, only on Saturdays. Sorry.

      May 16, 2013

    • Rute

      Haa ok i will try to make it if not,i will go in june thats because i work saturdays.thanks to let me know patrick all the best...

      May 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Vol au vent, anyone? Cheese and pineapple?

    1 · May 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry guys away for the bank holiday weekend! Gutted as it looks like a good theme! Hope to see you all in June x

    1 · May 12, 2013

  • jackie

    rock cakes and butterfly cakes mmmmm

    1 · May 12, 2013

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