What a glorious first birthday party. A bunch of Cornish cake fans gathered last Friday to celebrate the first birthday of Cornwall’s Clandestine Cake Club. Ellie Michell, our generous founder and mistress of ceremonies, has been coming up with interesting themes and locating fabulous venues over the last twelve months. You can see her write up here. As this was a Friday, I was not at work and thus able to attend – making this my fourth CCC. I was particularly pleased to catch up with this month’s We Should Cocoa host, the HungryHinny.
We gathered on a bright and sunny, if showery, day at the Watergate Bay Hotel near Newquay. The function room has been newly built and enjoys fabulous sea views over the bay. CT, who somehow blagged his way into this event and was the only man present, attempted to eat his body weight in cake. I’m pleased to say he failed in this venture, but I followed his lead and enjoyed more cake than was probably good for me, not sadly, that I managed to try all of them.
Hello, I’m Choclette. I’m a vegetarian recipe developer and writer from Cornwall. I have a sweet tooth and a passion for baking and chocolate. Welcome to my award winning blog. Here you will find nourishing home cooked food with a twist as well as foodie tales from my home county and beyond.
New made in Africa bean to bar chocolate from Madagascar. I tried two of the MIA @miaflavour bars : 75% dark chocolate and 65% dark chocolate with almond & coconut. Both have the distinctive buttermilk’s notes I associate with good Madagascan chocolate. Food with thought is the ethos and food with flavour is my verdict. Look out for them - definitely worth a try. (Ad)
Beetroot in many guises - homegrown too. Possibly one of the best starters I’ve ever had. Thank you @careysmanor_senspa for your interesting and varied menu. Goat’s cheese pannacotta with beetroot and more. #finedining #careysmanor #starter #fbcuk16 #vegetarianfood #vegetarianfoodshare #vegetarianfinedining #eatingout #fb (at Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa)
It’s never too early for mince pies and these organic ones from @riverford were a tasty and welcome addition to my veg box last week. There’s plenty more festive food on offer too via the Riverford online shop. (Ad)