Raising money for different charities is something that I love to do. I like to sponsor everyone I can that I know that run crazy races, do Tough Mudders and everything else under the sun! I ran a Marathon in A Month for the British Heart Foundation last September and really enjoyed it. I love doing something with a purpose so when I heard about the Blooming Great Tea Party I was in!
The Blooming Great Tea Party is for Marie Curie Care which is all about looking after people with terminal illnesses and making sure they’re as comfortable and happy as they can be. £130 can pay for a patient with a terminal illness to go to a day centre for a full day of care, therapy and to have use of loads of awesome facilities like gym equipment, physiotherapy and more. We raised just under this at £126.57 which is amazing and I feel really proud of my team! Find out how to host your own tea party here! Hosting your own tea party is completely free, Marie Curie will even send you a fundraising pack with cute balloons, bunting and stickers.
For my bake, I made these delicious white chocolate and Jammie Dodger blondies that I found on Pinterest via a lovely blog called I Heart Katie Cakes. Check her out, she has some amazing recipes, I’m going to try her Caramac cupcakes next time I get my bake on. This is totally her recipe but I wanted to share it on here. I’ve amended the method as I don’t have an electric mixer or anything so this is how I did it!
175g unsalted butter
250g white chocolate, chopped
250g caster sugar
3 large eggs
1tsp vanilla extract
300g plain flour
3tbsp strawberry jam
A packet of Jammy Dodger biscuits
Preheat the oven to 175C. Grease and line a 9×13″ baking dish. (I used a lasagne dish and a smaller tray because I didn’t have the correct size so just keep an eye on them in the oven!)
Melt the butter and chocolate in a over a low heat in a bowl over a saucepan of hot water. Stir until smooth and melted. In another bowl add the sugar, vanilla extract and eggs and mix until combined and light, pour in the melted chocolate and mix thoroughly. Add the flour and stir in by hand until just combined. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Drop teaspoons of jam over the blondie batter and use a sharp knife to swirl through. Place the Jammie Dodgers on top in a neat pattern and bake for 25-30 minutes until just set. Allow to cool completely.