It’s been quite a journey. But this is the last Brexit Baking post. There’s still been no Brexit, but I don’t want to wait indefinitely for an event that has no real timeline (I mean, if you want to believe we’ll leave in October, cool, but I can’t say I do).
This week we had local elections, and there was an overwhelming shift towards parties that support a second referendum, or no Brexit. And yet, we’re still being told by the major parties that the message they took away from the local elections is that the people ‘just want Brexit done’. As one of those people, I can say that I’d rather it just didn’t happen. But when I started this project a little over a year ago, I thought it was inevitable, and now it doesn’t feel that way at all.
So here we are. The UK.
I made two cakes, both for what was originally ‘Brexit Day’, i.e. 29th March. A Bakewell tart, and a Victoria sponge, which it seems only fitting to decorate with a Union Jack, given that the first post had biscuits decorated with EU flags. Both recipes were from Peyton & Byrne’s ‘British Baking’, which alongside the Be-Ro book my mum has had for my entire life (and longer) is my British cake making guide (sorry Mary Berry).
It’s quite difficult to end this in a satisfying way, because Brexit is far from over. But at least I can say, whatever happens with Brexit, that I’ve baked 2 cakes/desserts from all 28 EU member states.
More (not Brexit related) baking coming soon.