Having had its start date delayed due to the Rio Olympics the Great British Bake Off started last week. Last year’s show drew an average of 13.4 million viewers per episode, with Nadiya Hussain coming out as the series’ winner.
Whilst we may not be having a bake off between the Homes each home over the series will be using the Great British Bake Off as an excuse to try new cakes or enjoy their current favourites.
Cornerways, our residential home in Preston Sands Paignton, new activity co-ordinator, Robert started proceedings last week by decorating an area with Mary Berry to help set the scene. His event titled “Best of British Bake ‘n Taste” was a huge success. He thought up the recipe a chocolate and fruit flan. Robert said “the base was a ground down bourbon biscuits, softened with a little warm milk, then residents layered the base with strawberries and bananas, topped with chocolate custard and finally another layer of strawberries and bananas with chocolate stars the final decorations.” Robert went onto say “the residents thoroughly enjoyed both the making and tasting with a nice cup of tea.”
New into his role as activity co-ordinator Robert said “whether it’s a big activity or small activity it’s about making each day count and making today the best day and tomorrow even better. It’s lovely to come in each morning to see special friends and leave each day feeling that, hopefully, I have made a small difference to their day.” The Alzheimer’s Society recommend shared activities as they promote a sense of belonging and social interaction and remove isolation.
We look forward to sharing more culinary creations as they happen across the group. We know that Cornerways are planning on raising money for Rowcroft Hospice during their Cornerways Colour Clash Day. They will be having rainbow cakes with staff wearing their best colour-clashing clothes. The celebration will be on September 19th.