Harry Perkins

Harry Perkins

24th September 2014

Macmillan cancer support

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In support of my colleagues and Macmillan Cancer Support I decided to bake a wheel of shortbread for Macmillan Coffee Morning. This was my first time baking on my own but I was not alone in my efforts - along with my shortbread on the table there are muffins, cakes, trifle, chocolate lollies and rocky roads.

Macmillan Cancer Support helps people that have been diagnosed with cancer in many different ways. Macmillan offer practical support at home such as a carer or even a lift to hospital. Macmillan helps people both emotionally and physically. 

It took me a while to decide what I was going to bake for coffee morning, but in the end I decided I would create a wheel of shortbread. I went to Tesco and bought some butter, casting sugar and flour because they are the simple ingredients used for shortbread. I began by creaming the butter with sugar then I went on to mixing in the flour. Once the flour is mixed in, you know it is ready to go in the oven when it turns into a dough sort of consistency. Press the shortbread mixture into a circular tin, making sure it is about 3mm thick, add some fork lines for decoration and poke some small decorative holes, then place in the oven for 30 minutes at 150 degrees.

When it comes out it should be just golden brown, and this is the perfect time to sprinkle sugar on top for extra flavour.

Donations to the charity were accepted in exchange for cakes, tea and coffee. The event itself is a great idea and a great way to help give money to charity because it suits everybody. You can also join in the fun and help out with this great cause by hosting your own Macmillan Coffee Morning!

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