Scones 4 Charity Event: Bookalokal and Buttles

The September event for the Buttles Great Bake Challenge in conjunction with Bookalokal was themed: SCONES & JAM


Our August event of Chocolate inspired cakes drew 8 bakers and 10 tasters and we raised 208€ (you can read more about it here) – but due to Sunday 22nd September being Car-free Sunday in Brussels which normally also brings with it large numbers of events all happening on the same day – our group of bakers and tasters were somewhat smaller – but still an impressive turnout with 4 bakers and 7 tasters (and one of our previously present bakers who supplied her jam in absentia).

BUT we still raised 120€ and had mountains of fun….

the 4 amazing bakers

the 4 amazing bakers

We broke the concept down into 2 competitions – Favourite Jam & Favourite Scone… and trust me when I say that the competition was tough!!

There were 2 Jams that came in first place tie:

Arianna of Un Altro colore brought in 2 jams – but it was her winning recipe of Pear & star anise jam (with apple juice & cane sugar)

ariannas pear and star anise jam

along with Emma of cooking with Emma (2012 UK Masterchef contestant) who provided a Blackcurrant & ginger jam

emmas blackcurrant and ginger jam

The other jams were also fabulous and deserve special mention:

Maria’s mums chutney (spicy and so perfect with a spot of blue cheese… on ANY of the scones)

marias mum chutney

Sylvia of Going to Brussels submitted a  Rhubarb & Ginger jam that was equally more-ish

sylvias rhubarb and giner jam

Arianna’s 2nd jam was a wild plum & cardemom jam

ariannas wild plum and cardemom

When it came down to the scones selection – we had 2 adventurous combinations and 2 traditional versions… and found that the voting put the 2 adapted scones recipes in a first place tie!!

Maria’s Cheddar & Jalapeno Scones

maria jalapeno and cheddar scones

Sylvia’s Apricot & Ginger Scones

sylvias apricot and ginger scones

while Emma & I both went traditional ….

max traditional scones emmas traditional scones

All in all – there wasn’t a jam or a scone that wasn’t good … but someone has to win … right??? 🙂



We have one event left… with the theme BIRTHDAY CAKE which will be hosted on the evening of Friday 4th October… and will include bubbly & savoury snacks as well and our goal is to get to an amount of 500€ in total to hand over to Buttles…. Will you help us??? Bookings can be done via the Bookalokal website


6 thoughts on “Scones 4 Charity Event: Bookalokal and Buttles

  1. Pingback: Three Recipes Ginger: apricot and ginger scones | goingtobrussels

  2. Pingback: Birthday Cakes… celebrating in the name of Charity « whyiamnotskinny

  3. Pingback: Five Recipes Ginger: apricot and ginger scones | goingtobrussels

  4. Pingback: Why I loved 2013 « whyiamnotskinny

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s