International animal welfare charity, The Brooke, has launched its very own baking book, in collaboration with the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials.
Launching today, 'The Brooke Burghley Baking Book' is full of recipes and baking tips from its supporters.
Famous contributors include Rick Stein with his sinfully delicious sunken chocolate cake, Jo Brand, who shares her favourite sticky date cake, and Joanna Lumley, with a typically classy treat – a lemon cake with an Earl Grey twist.
There are also top tips from Gino D’Acampo on how to avoid a soggy meringue, and one unexpected piece of advice from Brooke Ambassador, journalist and newscaster, Alastair Stewart (hint: it involves ice and ovens).
The online recipe book is available to download from thebrooke.org/bakeoff for a £3 donation, with all proceeds going to support Brooke, which works to improve the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules in some of the world’s poorest countries.
Brooke’s Chief Executive, Petra Ingram, says: “We are delighted to present this book full of treats. It's a fantastic and delicious way to help us improve the welfare of horses and donkeys working in some of the world’s toughest conditions. It also helps the communities that rely on these animals to earn a living and put food on the table.”
The book also includes winning carrot cake recipes from the Brooke’s Burghley Bake Off, which took place at Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials on 3 September. Star of Great British Bake Off 2015, Ugne Bubnaityte, judged the competition and awarded a prize to Michelle Knott from Melton Mowbray for her Olympic Equestrian inspired cake.
The Bake Off star says: “As well as baking, I also love horses and being involved in the Burghley Bake Off and this book has brought both my passions together. Horses in the UK have so much, and the animals Brooke helps have so little. Brooke helps horses, donkeys and mules who need it the most.”
Visit thebrooke.org to find out more about Brooke and its work.