Event – The Big Tynedale Bake

The Big Tynedale Bake

Raise some ‘dough’ for Tynedale Hospice

Do you enjoy baking or eating cakes? If you think that you might be the next Mary Berry, or if you are simply looking for a great reason to get friends and family together then we are inviting you to rise to the challenge and host your very own Big Bake in aid of Tynedale Hospice at Home.

The Big Bake is open to all, whether you’re a school, company, community group or individual wanting to host something for friends and family – all you need is a rolling pin, mixing bowl and a sense of fun!

We will supply you with everything you need to host an amazing event, we just need you to bring the people, the cakes and the laughter.

Need Some Inspiration?

Here’s a few idea’s

  • Coffee morning
  • Afternoon tea
  • Bake sale
  • Bake-off
  • Open garden (with cakes on offer and tickets to enter)
  • Are you a whizz in the kitchen? Could you be tasked with baking a cake for a special celebration or for friends in return for a donation?

Whatever your idea, we can help your event rise to the occasion.

Baking inspiration: Nicci’s Rocky Road

Nicci Westgarth is Tynedale Hospice at Home’s Communications and Marketing Officer, and when she’s not busy spreading the word about our work, she enjoys getting creative in the kitchen! Here is Nicci’s suggested recipe for making the perfect rocky road.

  • Line a swiss roll tin with cling film.
  • Place butter into a saucepan and gently heat with the golden syrup, stirring all the time until melted.
  • Take pan off the heat, add the cocoa, mix in and leave to cool for a few minutes.
  • Crush up the biscuits into small pieces (be careful not to crush them too small so they resemble powder)
  • Add the crushed biscuits to the syrup/butter/cocoa mix and stir, coating as much of the biscuit as you can. Stir in marshmallows and maltesers if using. Put the mixture in the lined tin and place in fridge to set.
  • Melt chocolate in a glass bowl over a pan of water. Once melted, pour over the top of the rocky road, ensuring the top is covered with a thin layer. A spatula is good for this!
  • Once the chocolate is set, remove cling film and cut up rocky road into equal size pieces.

What a great recipe for all ages to make and enjoy. Don’t forget to share photos of your Big Bakes on our Facebook or Twitter pages using #BigTynedaleBake.

Big Bake’s taking place this Summer

Snod’s Edge Teas

Sunday, 13 August, St John’s Church Hall, Snod’s Edge, 1.30-4.30pm

Take a country ride out to Snod’s Edge and stop off for a bite to eat at St John ‘s Church Hall – tea, cake, corned beef pie and an array of sandwiches will be on offer, courtesy of Tynedale Hospice volunteer Alison Ross. All proceeds will be supporting Tynedale Hospice at Home.

Zest Cafe’s Big Bake

Tuesday, 15 August, Hexham Mart, 9-1pm

Our Big Tynedale Bake will have an American twist thanks to Nico Nicolleti, owner of the popular Zest Café in Hexham, who will be hosting a special bake sale in support of our Hospice. New York-style cheese cake, giant cookies and other baked delights make a visit to the mart a must in your diary!

Request your Big Tynedale Bake Fundraising Pack

If you would like to take part in the Big Tynedale Bake then please contact Cathy Bates, our Community Fundraiser on 01434 606 444 or cathy@tynedalehospice.com to request your Big Bake fundraising pack.