Thoughts from category: AGM

dan's cookies

Dan B's Toblerone cookies were such a hit at Saturday's AGM afternoon tea/cake fest, that lots of people have already been in touch to ask for the recipe.


Dan has very kindly shared his recipe for you to make at home here (providing he gets sent a sample of all first batches. Usual address please).

Dan B's Toblerone Cookies

  • 75g butter or margarine
  • 75g granulated sugar
  • 75g light muscavado sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 100g bar milk Toblerone, roughly chopped


1. Lightly grease 2 baking sheets. Heat oven to 180ºC/350ºF/Gas Mark 4.

2. Cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, then beat in the egg.

3. Fold in the flour and Toblerone pieces. Place large teaspoons of the mixture on the baking sheets, allowing room for them to spread. Bake for 12-15 minutes.

4. Cool on the baking sheets for a couple of minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling. The cookies can be eaten warm or cold. If they make it to the cooling rack that is.

home time

Questions over, cake finished, there's just time to enjoy a couple of mocktails before collecting a goodie bag

Goodie bag

And heading on home


Collecting a final few smoothies on the way of course

Thanks to everyone who gave up their Saturday afternoon to come along, make smoothies, drink smoothies, eat cake, ask lots of interesting questions and get properly involved.

We'll be posting films of all the highlights from today (including Joe's dad's amazing closing poem constructed via our Facebook poll) on the blog very soon.

Meantime, if you fancy coming along next time, it'll be same time, same place next year.

question time

Full of lunchcrushedfruitcakeandtea, it's time for Rich, Adam and Jon to take to the stools for the Q&A session


So far, questions from the astroturf have ranged from "Why don't you make fruit pots?", "When are you going to put the yoghurty drinks back in my local shop please?" to "What's the tipping point for innocent's growth?" and "What challenge would you set the teams if Alan Sugar had a little holiday half way through next series of The Apprentice?"

We'll be posting videos and transcripts of all the questions asked here in the next few weeks so keep your eyes peeled.

tea time

It's 3:15 PM


Time for tea, cake and questions (in that order)


Tea made proper (in the pot)


A spot of tiffin balancing en route to the bean bags


And when it comes to getting the best cake, you have to move fast


Or face the cake fall out


cake's up

Cake Club have excelled themselves

From Dan's Toblerone cookies


To Kirsty's Malteser Tiffin


And Rachell's incredible icing skills


They've also made macaroons, carrot cake and tiny banana and chocolate cookies from the Hungry? cookbook



Not to mention caramel slice


Victoria sponge, devil's foodcake, strawberry sponge


Butterfly cakes, pink cupcakes, marshmallow muffin mountains


And Tasha's famous Lemon Curd sponge cake


Good job Rich was on hand to help sample slice them all up