Feb Meet Up (Feel The Love of Baking!)

Delighted to announce our next meeting will take place on Wednesday 22nd February 7-9pm at Dram Glasgow!
Our theme will be your love of baking, be it a bake you love, a bake made using that favourite tin you really love or an ingredient you love!💕
So, if you’d love to join us, all you need to do is message us on our facebook page or glasgowbakingclub@hotmail.com to book your place and we’ll look forward to seeing you on the night!
Huge thanks to the guys at Dram for agreeing to host us again!

Also just to let you know that we will be setting up a new WordPress Blog with a new address that will be updated by one of our members Kathryn, so watch this space for details of how to sign up to our new blog and keep up to date with all that’s going on at Glasgow Baking Club.



December Meet Up

Exciting news folks! Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday 14th December 7-9pm at the very lovely Cup & Saucer Vintage Tearoom on Cresswell Lane and our theme is Winter Wonderland!
Thanks so much to Cup & Saucer’s owner Samantha for welcoming us back to her gorgeous tearoom!
So all you need to do is email Glasgowbakingclub@hotmail.com with your name to reserve your place and then bake a batch of something which reminds you of the crisp (or baltic!) winter days and cosy nights in by the fire and feel free to let us know your bake beforehand or surprise us on the night!
We’re expecting a busy one, so reserve your place soon!
Bring along a box for taking away leftovers and we look forward to seeing you on the 14th!




November Meet Up

We are invited to join Glasgow Branch British Sugarcraft Guild, (BSG) on Thursday 17 November in Loks Bar & Kitchen, 16 Newlandsfield Road, G43 2XU, 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Lynette Russell from the Ayrshire branch of BSG ‘Wafer Paper Orchids’ will be giving a sugar craft demo . Always a fascinating evening. Tea, coffee and homebaking is served afterwards and all donations of baking are very welcome. If you would like to join us please email: Glasgowbakingclub@hotmail.com.

Here are a few images from our last visit to Glasgow Branch Sugarcraft Guild to whet your appetite.


October Meet Up

We are delighted to announce our next meeting will take place on Wednesday 12th October, 7-9pm at the newly opened Websters Bar and Bistro in the West End, really handy for Kelvinbridge Underground and great bus links too!
We just simply couldn’t ignore the fact this is the last year of The Great British Bake Off as we all know & love it with Mary, Mel & Sue, so our theme will the RIP GBBO (sob!)!
Bring along a bake inspired by The Bake Off and join us to enjoy cake, tea and great chat (mostly about GBBO I’m predicting!).
Email glasgowbakingclub@hotmail.com with your name & bake, bring a box to take home some left overs and we’ll look forward to seeing you!

Ready, Steady, Go! Sports Themed August Meet Up

Delighted to announce our next meeting will be on Wednesday 31st August 7-9pm at Dram Glasgow on Woodlands Road and our theme inspired by the Olympic Games will be sports!
If the weather turns out to be surprisingly warm & sunny we will head to Kelvingrove Park to enjoy our bakes in the open air, picnic blankets & flasks of tea at the ready! We’ll post updates on the week of the event to confirm plans depending on the weather forecast!
If you would like to join us, all you need to do is email sarahlaitken@hotmail.co.uk with your name & bake and bring along any sweet or savoury bake (with a sporting theme is purely a bonus!).
We look forward to seeing you then!

Photo thanks to Kimmyskakes.com



June Meet Up

Delighted to say our next meeting will be on Thursday 23rd June – does the date ring a bell?? Well, as it’s the EU referendum Election Day we are marking the day with a European Bakes themed meeting!
The lovely folk at FIKA in Partick have kindly agreed to host us in their fabulous cafe from 7pm-9pm!
So all that’s left to do is email sarahlaitken@hotmail.co.uk with your name & bake and we’ll look forward to seeing you there!

Glasgow Baking Club's photo.
Glasgow Baking Club's photo.
Glasgow Baking Club's photo.
Glasgow Baking Club's photo.

Bread, Pastries & Francoise Magic

IMG_1068Our latest meeting of the baking club took place at a Byres Road institution, Patisserie Francois, which was very appropriate as the theme for this meeting was bread and pastries. The perfect time to dust off the bread books and demonstrate your Paul Hollywood-style skills! Francoise herself was on hand to share some of her knowledge and experience with us, and give us a few comments on our offerings as well. Kind of like a French Mary Berry! She told us about how she got started in the baking business and how she came to run the cafe which has been a part of the Byres Road scene for so long. She had some fascinating stories to tell including baking cakes for the Queen Mum, Charles and Diana, and Elton John himself! Although Francoise admitted she had no idea who he was and had to ask a friend if he was some kind of local celebrity….

The theme this week gave everyone a good opportunity to try something new, and we were hoping it would encourage a few more savoury bakes as we are always in need of some salt to offset all the sugar we usually consume at a typical baking club meet up!

The range of bakes on offer was as amazing as ever, and luckily there was a good mix of the sweet and savoury. There was some beautiful foccacia for starters, along with some lovely soda bread and cheese, mini pretzels and sausage rolls. That set us up nicely for the selection of sweet bakes, which were also very tempting. We had some beautiful raspberry and lemon profiteroles, mini fruit tartlets, banana and chocolate brioche, not to mention scones , almond fruit tart, bread and butter pudding and chocolate oat bars. After all that I think it is safe to say we were stuffed, but still managed to take a good selection of cakes home with us for the next day, when we finally felt hungry again! We welcomed a few new faces this week and they impressed us with their amazing baking skills, so we really hope they join us for the next meeting!

We decided that with the upcoming European referendum the theme for our next meeting would be European bakes, which throws up a lot of different options so get your thinking caps on and your German baking books out of the cupboard! The next club meeting will actually take place on the day of the referendum, Thursday 23rd June, 7-9pm at For Fika Sake, which is a new Swedish Cafe just off Dumbarton Road in Partick. Everyone is welcome, so come along for some delicious cake and fairly decent chat after casting your vote!

Thanks again to Kathryn for writing up the blog and for the photo evidence of the great bakes