Bake a Cake for an Unpaid Carer
We are encouraging everyone to let anyone they know who is looking after a friend or family member about the events taking place in Carers Week. We’re also asking residents to show unpaid carers support and appreciation by baking them a cake for the coming Thursdays in May.
It’s well known that health and social care workers have been completely stretched over the pandemic, but it’s less well advertised how great the impact has been on those who are providing unpaid care to friends or family on a regular basis. We hope you will join us in celebrating unpaid carers by baking a cake. Islington carers and ICH staff will be sharing a recipe each week!
Take Part in How to Enjoy Cooking! Session
We’d also like to invite you to take part in a special How to Enjoy Cooking! session on Tuesday, 18 May from 4-5pm, run by volunteer Natascha Franklin, who will be showing us Easy to Make Cakes! To book, click here.
Week 1 – Victoria Sponge
Recipe by Jeanne Pring
Victoria Sponge is one of my most requested cakes at StAn’s Café and it is as vintage as it comes – it is everyone’s favourite. Just lovely with a nice hot cup of tea and a great conversation starter. Here is the full recipe or you can watch my video on How to bake Victoria Sponge.
Week 2 – Blueberry Muffins (Gluten Free)
Recipe by Torps Boukens
Many people are eating gluten free these days, whether it’s a dietary requirement or not. I simply wanted to try something different. I’ve not had any complaints from anyone who’s tasted them so far – even a friend who doesn’t like nuts! They’re also super quick to make – 30 minutes including baking time. Here’s the recipe.