We Should Cocoa – the May 2014 Challenge
We had some truly mouthwatering Easter treats in April’s nice and easy We Should Cocoa challenge, expertly guest hosted by Rachel Cotterill. Do have a look at the round-up, if you haven’t done so already – not everything there is only relevant to Easter. Thank you Rachel. But now it’s back with me this month and I’m going to give you a toughie.
A few months ago Froogs of Frugal Queen challenged me to make a cake for £1. A chocolate cake for a £1 – really? I thought not, so let it sit on the back burner – until now. As many of you will know many people are taking part in the Live Below the Line challenge this week. This is a campaign to raise both awareness and money for the 1.2 billion people living in extreme poverty around the world, people who live on £1 or less a day. We are so lucky living in one of the richest countries of the world. Even though we moan about the cost of food and some families have been struggling in the current recession, it is as nothing compared to those who genuinely have little, or even no, food, fuel or home and certainly no welfare state to look after them. If you’d like to donate directly you can do so here.
So, I am challenging you all for this month’s We Should Cocoa to try making a chocolate cake for £1 (or equivalent currency). I don’t know if it’s even possible, but it will be interesting to find out. So please make your best effort and if it can’t be managed, then let us know how much over £1 it cost. I know you are an inventive lot, so I’m pretty sure some of you will work wonder. I leave you to interpret the £1 as you will, but I am thinking cost of ingredients rather than oven time.
Good luck and I look forward to seeing what you all come up with.
If you’d like to host We Should Cocoa, there are currently vacancies for June and July. Do get in touch.