Barbara Windsor, Lauren Goodger, Twiggy and The Duchess of Cornwall are among the 150 celebrities and royalty who have provided their favourite baking recipe for a charity cookbook sponsored by food entertainment TV channel Food Network UK to raise money for The Ben Kinsella Trust.
The cookbook titled ‘Celebrity Bake Book’ is a compilation of more than 150 recipes from famous faces ranging from politicians, actors, singers, models, TV personalities, much loved chefs and even royalty.
With host of personal recipes from Emma Bunton’s Squidgy Chocolate Cake, Lorraine Kelly’s Dundee Cake to Gok Wan’s Chinese Steam Pudding, the book is the first of its kind and aims to increase awareness of knife crime amongst young people.
The Ben Kinsella Trust, supported by TV channel Food Network UK, is giving one budding British baker the opportunity for their favourite recipe to feature in the cookbook alongside charitable stars such as Leona Lewis, Fearne Cotton and Jamie Oliver.
The competition goes live on 14th May 2012 on www.foodnetwork.co.uk, and will require bakers to submit their “Best British Bake” recipe. A shortlist of 20 will be prepared by Food Network UK baker, Lotte Duncan and judged by a panel of contributors to the book.
Brooke Kinsella said, “The response from everyone so far has been fantastic. People from all walks of life are coming to together to help raise awareness of knife crime amongst young people and their families.”
“I can’t wait to see the final copy of the book and get some baking inspiration from the celebrities and chefs who have shared recipes.”
Nick Thorogood, Managing Director of Food Network EMEA said; “We hope our support for the book will help raise valuable funds for The Ben Kinsella Trust. It’s a great charity which works hard to reduce knife crime in our communities, and we hope that the book will encourage people to don an apron and bake a cake for their neighbours and family.
“The competition gives a member of the public a great opportunity to have their recipe featured alongside other great chefs and influential personalities and do their part to raise awareness for the Trust.”
So if your shortbread cannot be beaten or your treacle tart is a family favourite, submit your ‘Best British Bake’ recipe at www.foodnetwork.co.uk before the 22nd June.
‘Celebrity Bake Book’ will go on sale from early September 2012 and all proceeds will be donated to The Ben Kinsella Trust which hopes to raise enough money to take a knife crime exhibition into schools nationwide to educate youngsters about the consequences of knife crime and the devastating impact it has on society as a whole.