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Danny Bryden (2nd left) with members of Seven Hills WI
Danny Bryden (2nd left) with members of Seven Hills WI

That takes the cake!

Great British Bake Off semi-finalist Danny Bryden (below)found herself with a sticky problem when she visited Seven Hills WI – and was faced with eating 23 slices of cake!

Sheffield doctor Danny was guest speaker at this month’s meeting and her duties included judging the group’s own bake-off. Winning cakes were Caryl Carson’s flourless carrot cake and Blanche Spataro’s cherry and almond upside-down cake.

Danny said: “I had a marvellous evening with the WI and was extremely impressed by the standard of their baking.”

Cutting edge cookbook

Top chefs are rallying to make the cut in the charity cookbook being compiled by Sheffield ‘Knifeman’ Mick Fox. Big names include Brian Turner, Mark Poynton and Aiden Byrne, with local stars such as Max Fischer, Rupert Rowley and Nathan Smith. The book – #365 – will feature a different recipe for each day of the year. Chefs wanting to be involved should call: 07500 015 257.

What’s the buzz?

Weston Park Museum will be buzzing on Saturday as it teams up with the Sheffield Honey Company for a Beginner’s Beekeeping Experience. Expert Jez Daughtry will lead an interactive workshop with exclusive acess to the museum’s rooftop hives.

Artisan open day

Chefs and producers will join artists and workers on Worksop’s Welbeck Estate for an open day on Saturday, 10am-4pm. The School of Artisan Food will be running demonstrations, while other attractions include a pop-up barbecue. Entry is free.

And finally…

Other events this week include an artisan food and drink fair at Dronfield Civic Hall on Saturday, 10am-3pm; a new Tuesday quiz night at the Old Red Lion, Grenoside, from 9pm; and an organic wine tasting at Manns, Sharrow Vale Road, Thursday, 4-6pm.