Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Week beginning August 5th - The Great Kaffeine Bake Off - Try this at home

Back in February, we had what we called the great Kaffeine sticker off. Those who know us may know our stickers and how iconic they have become in the area of Fitzrovia.

We have to do quite a few per day, so we had a competition to see who could go the fastest. We love a competition here.

Not ones to be outdone, the kitchen staff decided to get in on the act and have recently held what they have called the great Kaffeine Bake Off. Understandably, they are very proud of what they do, and I am proud of them, so when  Chef Rory started timing how long it takes to bake his ANZACS, we though it best to record it for posterity.

Our baked goods such as our brownies, ANZACS, banana bread and portuguese tarts are also iconic in the area, and we also go through quite a few per day.

The rules were that you got all your ingredients and equipment ready and the timer went off when you got the goods in the oven and of course, the taste test at the end.

We must remember that Chef Jared has not really baked anything in his section for over three years, and he properly smashed out the chocolate brownies, as a true legend should. No, there is no prize for overall, just the kudos that comes with being the fastest baker in the West.

Absolute ‘Khan’ Carnage
Silvios ‘The Boss’
Don’t Measure ‘Rory’
Cut- Throat Jared
Banana Bread
5 loaves

11 min 53 sec

11 min 45 sec
14 min 55 sec
Portuguese Tarts
24 tarts

11 min 52
8 min 43 sec
11 min 22 sec
24 biscuits

12 min 12 sec

13 min 29 sec
1 tray 
8 min 49 sec

11 min 44 sec
8 min 41 sec

We hope you enjoy this week menu, as we have enjoyed bringing it to you as quickly as possible.

Traditional bircher muesli with rhubarb and raspberry compote 3.50
Granola muesli with pomegranate molasses and rhubarb and raspberry compote 3.50
Fruit salad (pineapple, mango, strawberries, grapes, passion fruit) 3.70
Ciabatta roll with omelette, pancetta, rocket and tomato salsa 4.90
Ciabatta roll with courgette omelette, rocket and tomato salsa 4.90
Croissant with Italian roast ham, talleggio cheese, spinach & plum tomatoes 4.90
Seven seed bakery bloomer toast with home made preserves 1.70
Coffee, cherry and walnut toast 2.30
Banana bread 2.40

Pastries by Seven Seed bakery
French butter croissants 1.80
Pain au chocolat 2.40
Almond croissants 2.80

Baked Treats
Sweet Muffins: Blueberry and bran 2.40
Savoury Scone: Ricotta and herb 2.40
Chocolate and passion fruit friands 2.40
Super moist chocolate brownies 2.40
White chocolate blondies 2.40
Portuguese tarts 2.00
ANZAC cookies 1.80
Chocolate chip cookies 1.80

French retro baguettes 4.90
Prawn and mango salsa with avocado and rocket
Roasted peppers, courgette, red onion, spicy pesto, gruyere, spinach

Foccacias 5.00
Ham, roasted greengage, mature cheddar, spinach
Heritage tomato, talleggio, oregano, rocket and red onion

Salads: 5.50/6.50
Chorizo, fresh tomatoes, rainbow chard with dittander blossom and pickles ramson dressing
Golden kiwi, toasted hogweed seeds, castelmagno cheese, pickled red cabbage, wild honey and orange dressin
Shredded fennel with lemon, basil and baby capers

Tart: 4.40 or 7.50 with salad
Venison infused with juniper branches and wild cherry

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