Thank you to everyone who submitted a post to the JVC Comic Relief Bake Off. We were really pleased with the response and hope that you have enjoyed reading about people’s endeavours in the kitchen as much as we have. All of the bakes looked scrummy and very Victorian! You can read more about our challenge here.
We have compiled all of posts, together with some old posts, here in what we would like to call the JVC Comic Relief Cookbook. Comic Relief is a UK charity that aims to “bring about positive and lasting change in the lives of poor and disadvantaged people, which we believe requires investing in work that addresses people’s immediate needs as well as tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice”. So far Helen and I have raised £119.25 for Comic Relief from the LJMU Victorian tea party. We would love it if you would like sponsor our bakers for the time and effort they put into their final products! You can sponsor all our bakers’ efforts here.
Finally, some of our bakers are eligible to win one year’s free subscription to the Journal of Victorian Culture. Thanks to the generosity of Routledge. You can vote for your favourite post here:
Closing will end Friday 12th April 2013.
- Mary Addyman, ‘Wibble Wobble?: Dr. A. W. Chase’s Chocolate Jelly Cake
- Tim Causer, Transcribing Bentham’s baked apple pudding from the page
- Maria Damkjaer, Where’s the cheese Mrs Beeton? Apple cheesecakes
- Claire Furlong, Margaret Simm’s Solid Vinegar Cake
- Jesscia Hindes, The Delights of a Tipsy Hedgehog
- Lisa Hager, Lucinda Matthews-Jones and Ryan Fong, Mrs Beeton Valentine’s Day Bake Off 2012
- Sally Holloway, Sally & Dex’s Gingerbread Cakes, or rather treacle thin cakes
- Michelle Kelley, A Very Victorian Bake Sale
- Ruth Livesey, Two Loaves of Bread for William Cobbett
- Lucinda Matthew-Jones, Victorian Tea Party
- Lucinda Matthews-Jones, The Young Housewife’s Daily Assistant, or rather the sameness of Victorian cake
- Lucinda Matthews-Jones, Tasting the Neo-Victorian Christmas: Chocolate Santa and Mince Pies
- Lucinda Matthews-Jones, When Mrs Beeton isn’t right
- Beth McConnell, Carrot pudding, Carrot Cake: Same difference?
- Helen Rogers, Jane Eyre’s ‘good seed cake’ and the JVC Bake Off Part One
- Tim Train, How I cooked a Victorian dish and lived to tell the tale
- Emma Vickers, Mrs Beeton’s not so great Lemon Biscuits