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All about Me!

Hello? How you doing? Here at CBCT there is work going on behind the scenes to support our current learners and thoughts for later this year and next year (just thoughts at the moment!) Inspiration for a blog post is…

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Thoughts on loss and self-care

Early in November of last year I received the news that one of our facilitators, Nick Luxmoore, died, aged 63. Whilst I only worked with Nick for one weekend in 2018, I felt affected at a level I was not…

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Meet Mary Clair

For our blog this week I have interviewed Mary Clair Kelly, a powerhouse of knowledge and passion for working with under 18’s, who can currently be found once a month tutoring our present cohort of learners (a smashing bunch) through…

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Review: The use of clay in therapy workshop

I first touched clay at a pottery evening class two years ago. Straight away I was hooked, and have maintained the hobby ever since. I find the process of manipulating clay incredibly absorbing and have fleetingly wondered about incorporating it…

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Simnel Cake

Ingredients 3 Eggs 350g Plain Flour Pinch of Salt 1 tsp Ground Mixed Spice 700g Mixed Dried Fruit 110g Chopped Peel 1 Lemon - Grated Zest 2 - 3 tbsp Apricot Jam 1 Egg for Glazing Marzipan Instructions Heat oven…

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Cheese Stars

Ingredients 100g cold unsalted butter, cut into chunks 100g plain flour, plus extra for flouring pinch salt pinch cayenne pepper 1 heaped tsp mustard powder 50g finely grated mature cheddar 50g finely grated parmesan - plus a little extra 1…

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Banoffee Cake

Ingredients 200g unsalted butter, softened 200g light brown sugar 4 large eggs, beaten 2 ripe bananas, mashed 75g walnuts, chopped 200g self-raising flour For the icing: 150g Butter, softened 250g Icing sugar, sifted 3tpsp Dulce de Leche or Carnation Caramel…

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Dark Fruit Loaf

Ingredients 150ml of water 100g mixed dried fruit 150g light soft brown sugar 100g butter 1 level teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1 egg, beaten 175g plain flour 1 level teaspoon baking powder Instructions Put the water, fruit, sugar, butter and…

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