Baking with Melanie Andrews

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The Great Hetties Bake-Off

Hetties tearoomToday was a stunning drive through the snow capped countryside of Perthshire and onto the lovely village of Pitlochry . I was asked to judge at Hetties Tearoom for a motivational and team building exercise for the young Baking staff . I arrived to a very nervous group of young ladies ,all exhibiting pride and fear in equal measure . Hetties Tearoom's owner -Clare had organised the whole show and i just had to turn up and do my bit. The cakes were all excellent for such a young group of bakers and it was hard to pick only one winner. I evenually settled on a quite unique Chocolate and strawberry jam cake . Now i know what you are all thinking and so did i ....... but never judge a book by its cover (or its name for that matter) This was a very unusual combination and odd looking cake but it truly worked and i loved the crunchy,caramelised almost hard fired edges ,with the dense almost gingerbread type cake in the inside . You could taste the jam and it was just a great , different cake. Well if your team /business needs a bit of team building this was a great way to do it . Any enquiries for my services can be made to- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..