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Final 'Great British Bake Off 2022' 👨🏻‍🍳 15th November




"If baking is any labour at all, it's a labour of love. A love that gets passed from generation to generation."    


Regina Bret



"Baking day was the very best time,

It's a favourite memory of mine.

Smells in the kitchen, bread and cakes,

And even more delicious bakes."


www.bonnie-day.co.uk




INTRODUCTION


This week's Cognitive Stimulation Therapy session focuses on 'The Kitchen', because it was 'National Baking Week' 14th-20th October and 'The Great British Bake Off' final is on 15th November. You could also use this session for 'World Baking Day' on 17th May.


Ahead of time, we asked members to bake something to bring to the group, or bring a slice of their favourite cake or biscuit. We went around the room and looked at (and tasted) members' contributions. (Caution to follow food handling guidelines.)



To start the main theme of this session, we asked:


- Does anyone enjoy cooking or baking?

- If so what are members' signature bakes?

- What are people's favourite baked goods generally?






IDIOMS


Next we thought about idioms to do with the kitchen and asked members to complete them, y way of a shout out:



Too many cooks spoil - THE BROTH


A watched pot - NEVER BOILS


A woman's place is in - THE KITCHEN (controversial)


Everything but the kitchen - SINK


If you can't stand the heat, get out - OF THE KITCHEN


Cooking on - GAS


Cut and - DRIED


Flash in the- PAN


Hall baked - IDEA


Living on a knife - EDGE


Handed to you on a - PLATE


Cook the - BOOKS


To curry - FAVOUR


To grill - SOMEONE


Out of the frying pan and into - THE FIRE


Simmer - DOWN


Turn up the - HEAT


It’s no use crying over - SPILT MILK


It all boils - DOWN TO


Know your - ONIONS


Piece of - CAKE


Bring home the - BACON


Cheap as - CHIPS


It's not my cup - OF TEA


He's got a finger in - EVERY PIE


The pot calling the kettle - BLACK


Take it with a pinch - OF SALT


As useful as a chocolate - TEAPOT


Have your cake and - EAT IT





First singalong ...



'If I Knew You Were Coming I'd Have Baked A Cake', Gracie Fields - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=honSSKeXME8




LYRICS


Come in! Well, well, well. Look who's here. I haven't seen you in many A year.

If I knew you were comin' I'd've baked a cake, baked a cake, baked a cake If I knew you were comin' I'd've baked a cake Howdya do, howdya do, howdya do?

Had you dropped me a letter, I'd a-hired a band, grandest band in the land Had you dropped me a letter, I'd a-hired a band And spread the welcome mat for you

Oh, I don't know where you came from 'Cause I don't know where you've been But it really doesn't matter Grab a chair and fill your platter And dig, dig, dig right in

If I knew you were comin' I'd've baked a cake, hired a band, goodness sake! If I knew you were comin' I'd've baked a cake Howdya do, howdya do, howdya do?

If I knew you were comin' I'd've baked a cake, baked a cake, baked a cake If I knew you were comin' I'd've baked a cake Howdya do, howdya do, howdya do?

Had you dropped me a letter, I'd a-hired a band, grandest band in the land Had you dropped me a letter, I'd a-hired a band Spread the welcome mat for you

Oh, I don't know where you came from 'Cause I don't know where you've been But it really doesn't matter Grab a chair and fill your platter And dig, dig, dig right in

If I knew you were comin' I'd've baked a cake, hired a band, goodness sake! If I knew you were comin' I'd've baked a cake Howdya do, howdya do, howdya do? Howdya do, howdya do, howdya do? Howdya do-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh






MUSIC & PICTURE QUIZ



ROUND 1. Cakes




If appropriate (bearing in mind members' histories), you could start this round by asking members about their wedding cakes.

How many tiers were there?

What type of cake was it?

Did anyone save the top tier for their first baby?



​Name the cake?

Who makes 'exceedingly good cakes'?


​Name the cake?

On what would you bake them?

What date is 'St. David's Day'?


​Name the cake?

What powder is used to make it?


​Name the bake? In 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland', who stole the tarts?


​Name the cake? Which liqueur is made from cherries?


​Name the cake?

Which nut is a big part of the bake?



​Name the cake? What type of flour would you use in making this cake?


​Name the cake? What is the outside layer?


​Name the cake?

What does "Dunking" mean? ('Dunkin' ******' is America's favourite baked goods chain.)


​Name the cake?

If you took out the fruit, what would it be called?


Which of these cakes was voted number one in the UK (According to 'The Independent')?




Which French Queen (the last) said "Let them eat cake!" ("Qu'ils mangent de la brioche!"), when told about the starving peasants outside the Palace Of Versailles during the 'French Revolution' in 1789?




Ad break ...


(Before watching) Name the characters?




Song break ...



'MacArthur Park', Donna Summer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV1oafB3grM


Which actor originally had a top 10 hit with this song in 1968?


PS. Does anyone know what the heck this song is all about???




LYRICS

Spring was never waiting for us, girl It ran one step ahead As we followed in the dance Between the parted pages and were pressed In love's hot, fevered iron Like a striped pair of pants

MacArthur's Park is melting in the dark All the sweet, green icing flowing down Someone left the cake out in the rain I don't think that I can take it 'Cause it took so long to bake it And I'll never have that recipe again Oh no!

I recall the yellow cotton dress Foaming like a wave On the ground around your knees The birds, like tender babies in your hands And the old men playing checkers by the trees

MacArthur's Park is melting in the dark All the sweet, green icing flowing down Someone left the cake out in the rain I don't think that I can take it 'Cause it took so long to bake it And I'll never have that recipe again Oh no!

There will be another song for me For I will sing it There will be another dream for me Someone will bring it I will drink the wine while it is warm And never let you catch me looking at the sun And after all the loves of my life After all the loves of my life You'll still be the one

I will take my life into my hands and I will use it I will win the worship in their eyes and I will lose it I will have the things that I desire And my passion flow like rivers through the sky And after all the loves of my life Oh, after all the loves of my life I'll be thinking of you And wondering why

MacArthur's Park is melting in the dark All the sweet, green icing flowing down Someone left the cake out in the rain I don't think that I can take it 'Cause it took so long to bake it And I'll never have that recipe again

Oh no! Oh no No Oh no!





ROUND 2. Biscuits




You could start this round by asking which members enjoy dunking biscuits in their tea or coffee?

Which is the best biscuit to dunk with?

If the biscuit falls into the drink, do you retrieve it, drink it with the soggy biscuit in it, or make a fresh cup?



​Name the biscuit? Are there any nuts in them?


Name the biscuit?

Are they flavoured with tea?


​Name the biscuit?

In which country of the UK (and city) was McVitie's founded in 1830?


Name the biscuit?

Which country is it associated with?


​Name the biscuit, or cake??

Complete the advertising slogan ... "Full moon, half moon .... ."


Name the bake?

What is the main ingredient?



​Name the biscuit? Name the fabric on which they are resting?


​Name the biscuit?

Where did they originate?


Name the biscuit?

How many days are there until Christmas?



Name the biscuit?

What would you serve with them?


Which of these biscuits was voted number one in the UK?




Name the TV chefs?

What did the lady on the left always caution against?




Ad break ...


(Before watching) Name the character?


(PS Mary would NOT be happy!)






Name some different types of sugar?




LYRICS


Sugar,

Oh, Honey Honey.

You are my candy girl,

and you got me wanting you.

Honey,

Oh, Sugar, Sugar.

You are my candy girl

and you got me wanting you.


I just can't believe the loveliness of loving you.

(I just can't believe it's true).

I just can't believe the wonder of this feeling too.

(I just can't believe it's true).


Sugar,

Oh, Honey Honey.

You are my candy girl,

and you got me wanting you.

Honey,

Oh, Sugar, Sugar.

You are my candy girl

and you got me wanting you.


When I kissed you girl,

I knew how sweet a kiss could be.

(I know how sweet a kiss can be)

Like the summer sunshine

pour your sweetness over me.

(Pour your sweetness over me).


Oh pour little sugar on me honey (sugar)

Pour little sugar on me baby (honey honey)

When you make love so sweet (Yeah Yeah Yeah.)

Pour little sugar on me (oh yeah)

Pour little sugar on me honey

Pour little sugar on me baby

I'm gonna make love so sweet (hey hey hey)

Pour little sugar on me honey.


Ah sugar.

Oh honey, honey.

You are my candy, girl,

and you got me wanting you.


Oh honey (honey, honey, sugar, sugar)

Sugar, sugar

You are my candy girl.





ROUND 3. Identify the bread





You could start this round by asking members how they like their toast - white, brown, lots of butter or just a thin layer?

What is you favourite topping - marmalade, jam, beans on toast etc?




​Name the bread? Which culture or tradition does it come from?


​Name the bread? What is its name slang for?


​Name the bread? What is French for 'some bread'?


​Name the bread?

If this kind of dough was baked with chocolate inside of it, what would it be called?


​Name the bread?

On which day would you serve them?


A bonus point if you can sing the song ...


​Name the bread?

On which date might you eat one of these with a frankfurter, onions and tomato ketchup inside?


​Name this bread?

Which country is it associated with (it was mentioned above)?


​Name this bread side dish?

Which spice and herb flavour are the topping for this bread?


​Name this bread dish?

Which country is it most associated with?


What is the number 1 in the UK?


​Name the bread?

Who is known as 'The Girl From Tiger Bay'?


Which brand of bread was voted number 1 in the UK?




Here she is. Pictured with who?


Name the 1964 movie? Here is the track - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hn2oPN1cDQg


Thinking of colours and fingers, if a chef cuts themselves whilst doing prep, what colour plaster should they wear and why?




Ad break ...



(Before watching) Name the bread from the advert?

What was the advertising slogan?


(Afterward) What music was played during the advert?




Song break ...



'Baker Street', Gerry Rafferty - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fo6aKnRnBxM


Which three people lived at 221b Baker Street?




LYRICS


Winding your way down on Baker Street Light in your head and dead on your feet Well, another crazy day You'll drink the night away And forget about ev'rything

This city desert makes you feel so cold It's got so many people, but it's got no soul And it's taken you so long To find out you were wrong When you thought it held everything

You used to think that it was so easy You used to say that it was so easy But you're tryin', you're tryin' now Another year and then you'd be happy Just one more year and then you'd be happy But you're cryin', you're cryin' now

Way down the street there's a light in his place He opens the door, he's got that look on his face And he asks you where you've been You tell him who you've seen And you talk about anything

He's got this dream about buying some land He's gonna give up the booze and the one-night stands And then he'll settle down In some quiet little town And forget about ev'rything

But you know he'll always keep movin' You know he's never gonna stop movin' 'Cause he's rollin', he's the rolling stone When you wake up, it's a new mornin' The sun is shinin', it's a new mornin' You're goin', you're goin' home






ROUND 4. Identify the kitchen appliance (reminiscence)





You could start this round by asking which members remember these things, either in their family home or their grandparents houses?


- Gas over with pilot light and eye level grill

- Housecoats

- Larders




​Name the item?

Describe how it worked?


​Name the item?

What did we used to weigh things in, i.e. before kgs and mls?


​Name the item?

What was important to do before using it?


​Name the item?

What would you remove with the sharp end?


​Name the item?

What substance was solidified in it?


​Name the item?

What would you usually use it with?



​Name the item?

Which cream would thicken to soft peaks?


​Name the item?

What would you usually set in it?


​Name the item?

How would you put the drink?


​Name the item?

Name the flower after which they were named?



Ad break ...



(Before watching) What brand of tea were they advertising?