This weekend was the 4th Annual Chilli Festival at the Dorothy Clive Garden in Staffordshire. Running this event since its inception in 2011, has been really great fun and it’s certainly one the highlights of my professional event calendar.

This year’s fest featured 2012 Great British Bake Off Finalist, Brendan Lynch, who demonstrated how to make the most beautiful and delicate Choux Pastry Cygnets filled with Sweet Chilli Jam. Yum!
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Catch Brendan at Seasoned over the next few months where he is teaching various baking  themed courses such as Baking Fundamentals and Christmas Baking, see here.


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Don’t miss next year’s 5th Annual Chilli Festival at the Dorothy Clive Garden, taking place on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September 2016! Watch this space for more announcements.






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