If you love gingerbread and love biscotti, you’re going to be so excited about our Christmas Biscotti recipe. We made it in Bake Club this term, and with our common alterations, we think we’ve mastered it. Let us know what you think. Continue reading “Christmas Biscotti”
Open Day at Bec’s Table 2016
Yes, it’s coming up again. I’m in full planning mode for this “full on” event. Although it’s lots of work, we love this day of the year. The support you show us on Open Day is heartfelt. Continue reading “Open Day At Bec’s Table”
Whatever you want to call them Mandorlas or Amoretti biscuits these are delicious. It’s hard to remember all the recipes we make at Bake Club; recently I was reminded of these. Over three years now and 40 recipes per term, that’s a whole lot of baking. I’m not good with math, but Continue reading “Mandorlas or Amoretti biscuits”
I know it seems like such a pain when a recipe calls for preparing or lining your cake tin. There are so many ways to do it. Some methods are quite precise, although as you know if there’s a quick, easy way to do something I’m up for it. I often use Pan Release. Continue reading “Pan Release, What’s That?”
Well, what happened at our first food swap?
Some of you have been asking about our food swap event, so here it is. It was brilliant.
Those involved not only shared their yummy treats but shared the recipes too. We all handed in a selection of items you’d pay around $5 for at a Farmers Market. How this worked was fun. I made up some monopoly type money (Bec’s Table Bucks) and gave a $5 Bec’s Buck for every item brought. Continue reading “What Happened At Our First Food Swap Event at Bec’s Table”
Cookies or biscuit’s that have common problems. I’m sure you’ve heard it before, but Baking truly is a science. That’s why I get more questions for Baked Goods than any other.
Spreading cookies would have to be one of the most FAQ in Bake Club. I thought I’d share my answers here just in case you’re having problems too. Continue reading “Why Do My Cookies Spread? Recipe fixes”
We made this amazing Tiramisu Cake at our, Amazing Cake, Bake Club Meeting, last term. I loved it, so I’m sharing it.
Yes, Tiramisu Cake, rather than a pudding. A little more elegant don’t you think?
We got the recipe from a cookbook called “The Italian Baker” by Melissa Forti. There’re quite a few good recipes in this one, great addition to any cookbook library. Continue reading “Tiramisu Cake Recipe”
Festive Bakes from Bake Club
Although this is a Christmas recipe ebook, you can make these recipes any time of the year. Especially in Australia when Winter is in the middle of the year.
These are our “Bake Club” Christmas recipes from 2014. We chose these recipes because we thought they’d be fun to serve at our Christmas festivities. Continue reading “Bec’s Table Christmas recipe eBook (Bake Club 2014)”
Bec’s Table bake club is ½ club ½ class.
“Bake Club” was my idea to encourage people back into the kitchen, by baking real food, from scratch that tastes great at a cost that everyone can afford. No artificial additives.
Bake Club is a social club, aimed at meeting like-minded people and building confidence in the kitchen. Confidence is learned by understanding recipes, repetition of processes, and of course learning from others.
When, What and How?
Bake club meets fortnightly, prepare, bake, sample, chat and share everything we’ve baked to take home to our families and friends. There are five meetings in each series. The cost is usually $150 per term. The fees may alter depending on what we’re doing, but you’ll be notified before you commit of course.
Daytime meetings start at 10:30 am and evening meetings at 6:30 pm.
Your fees cover all stationary, Utilities, raw materials, and consumables. The fees are spent on anything I have to put my hand in my pocket for.
I donate my time and experience for free, so please be aware that all participants are expected to clean down equipment used after each meeting. All this helps to keep costs down so everyone can join in the fun. I organise the recipes, write session plans and handouts, do the shopping, laundry, and email the full updated recipes to your inbox at the end of each bake club fortnight.
It’s all about sharing, learning and having fun along the way. We encourage the participants to share recipes they love. Bringing them along to meetings or emailing them to me so we can add them to our list. The friendships I’ve made in these meetings are priceless.
Where meetings land on public holidays, we’ll cancel the entire week and move the sessions, so nobody misses out. I’ll do my best to make sure you’ll still have five sessions per term. (Check the calendar on our classes page to check dates for specific groups, clicking on the info button will bring up the specific meeting dates.)
Each week we have a particular theme, where we learn new recipes and sometimes share some old ones.
All items made are shared amongst the group to be taken home to share with your friends and families.
Our only limit is the 2 – 2.5hr time frame, so our recipes have to be able to be completed by the end of the meeting. No lengthy dough proving. ;-(
What to bring to Bake Club
To keep the costs down, please bring
An apron if you wear one and of course, a large cake container to take your goodies home safely. Don’t be shy, bring a big one. Something big enough to fit a large cake in. I occasionally have containers you can purchase at the school for $2 if you’re not sure.
Some optional extra’s could be a notepad if you desire, although we provide recipe handouts that you can write notes on, which I’ll add to the handouts before they’re emailed to you)
Camera, if you’d like to take home visual references, but of course most phones take amazing photo’s these days.
Our “Bake club” idea has been very popular; we had 19 on a waiting list for our very first term. We have three meetings once a fortnight to help prevent people missing out. Some meetings continue to have waiting lists so if you see a spot and want to join, jump on in before you miss out.
Here are some great photos of what we made in season 1.
Want to see if there are any spots available? Go to our Classes page by clicking the “book now” link, find the little “Courses” button and click, this will take you to the registration page for our current line up.
This is what the ladies that come to Bake Club have this to say.
“Bake Club is always great fun, and we learn lots of tips and receive yummy recipes. Not to mention that I am the most popular mum each Monday night when I bring home all the goodies we have baked. See you all next term.”
“Thanks for another wonderful term of baking, friendship, laughter, coffee and more baking. Loved every minute.”
“I love Bake Club and will be back!! Bec you are so knowledgeable and always happy to share your tips with us.”
“For a big part of this year, I have done quite a few classes at Bec’s table as well as taking part in her Bake Club. I must say how much I have enjoyed these classes and how much I have learned. I’m feeling so much more confident around my Thermomix. Nothing is too much trouble for Bec. Every question answered every instruction helped with no matter how trivial. This woman has a wealth of experience and knowledge and is not afraid to share it.
My husband has also done many of her classes. He likes the savoury side of things so has made sausages, salami and cheese. I on the other hand like baking, so after bake club, Macarons, bulk bread, cupcake decorating, pastries and Danishes in our home something is always being made. If you are short, a Christmas gift a class at Bec’s table would be ideal. Can’t believe how excited I get every 2nd Wednesday when I get together with the loveliest women, we are loud, giggly and full of enthusiasm. We photograph our masterpieces with pride and can’t wait to get home and have a tasting with the family. So thanks Bec for instilling my confidence and pride as I go through my many handouts and say what will I make today. Roll on 2015 for more great classes. Bec you are awesome. ”