T.O.C. September 2011 Newsletter!
Hi there fellow cake munchers, its been a while hasn’t it! Our biggest apologies for not being in touch sooner, hopefully you’ve all been keeping up to date with the goings on through facebook, twitter, and our website. For anything you may have missed, welcome to our newsletter…
Chocolate Fruit Gateau - taking its inspiration from the black forest gateau, chocolate, whipped soya cream and lots of fruit!
Tiramisu Gateau - the delicious dessert made into a triple layered sponge cake gateau with whipped soya cream, chocolate, fairtrade coffee and tia maria! Can you really resist?!
We are pleased to inform you guys that you can now get our cakes from more places in and around leeds!
Cafe Lento - a lovely place in headingley with a great owner! (21a north lane, headingley, leeds, LS6 3HW. 07988660768).
Cafe 164 - freshly opened place down near the bus station, also has great artwork on show. (unit 2 munro house, duke street, leeds, LS9 8AG).
Laynes Espresso - trendy place down by the train station run by two good lads! (16 new station street, leeds, LS1 5DL).
Love Organic - a lovely little place in a lovely part of town. (4 regent street, chapel allerton, leeds, LS7 4PE).
Maria’s - a great place in meanwood with a lovely owner! (4 green road, leeds, LS6 4JP).
So next time you fancy a sweet treat when your out and about you know where to go! Check our website and facebook page for new places with photos and maps, soon to be updated.
We’ve also been supplying our delicious cakes and flapjacks to Creative Intentions, who put on events such as open mic tents at numourous festivals up and down the country, all obviously with plenty of cake!
Skelton Grange Event!
Skelton Grange invited us to cater for a conference they were holding. We supplied an array of salads from quinoa with mint and chilli, to mixed bean, puy lentil, to a raw salad of beetroot, carrot and brocolli. Served with tzatziki, olives, capers and toasted sunflower seeds! And that was just to get started!
Next we invited people to ‘build your own pizza’, where you could choose from a variety of toppings including: courgette, onion, pepper, mushroom, spinach and olives, plus two different sauces for the base! This was then baked in the dragon cob oven, which was built by volunteers last year. In total 24 pizzas were baked, wow!
For those with a little space left for some cake could choose from our: lemon drizzle cake, sticky stem ginger loaf, various sorts of flapjack, fruit chocolate gateau and tiramisu gateau. Yummy!
Thanks to all the helpers at Skelton Grange and all the volunteers!
Change in ingredients!
We have been trying to source our ingredients differently, partly to fit in with our own personal ethics, and also to stimulate local economy, so the money goes to the smaller producers and retailers. As these are our personal choices, which originally lead us down the path of vegan baking, we thought it only right to reflect this in our business too. We are also working on sourcing more fairtrade and organic products too!!!
Unfortunately, we have no current plans to put on any market stalls. But when we have organised our time, you may see us waving our flags at some point in the future!
Keep in touch and up to date!
There’s now even more ways to stay in touch with us and up to date with what’s going on and what we’ve been up to!
Well that’s enough from us, we’d love to hear from you guys though! What you think of our cakes, or if you have any suggestions, or food you wish you could still eat but cant, we’d love to know what you think or what you’d love to eat!
Next time we wont leave it so long.
Bye for now…
Chris and Elly
Your friends at That Old Chestnut