Sunday 12 July 2015

F1 Foods UK roundup and the next challenge: Hungary

The latest Formula 1 Grand Prix took place in the UK at Silverstone and was a home-ground victory for Briton Lewis Hamilton who drives for Mercedes. I invited bloggers to send in their British recipes in honour of the race but my challenge wasn't particularly well publicised so there were only three entries.

I made a cake inspired by one of my favourite summer drinks, Pimm's. I filled the cake with fresh cream and decorated it with the fruits you usually get in a pitcher of Pimm's and lemonade.

Pimm's cake

Suelle at Mainly Baking made these gooseberry and hazelnut slices, after deciding upon gooseberries as a very British fruit and found a recipe that would keep for a bit longer in the hot weather we've been having.

Finally a pork pie from Jane at Onions and Paper. I had a picnic today and thought these would be great but didn't have the courage to try making one as they seem pretty hard! I'm very impressed with the way Jane's turned out.

Stop press... a late entry from Ros at The More Than Occasional Baker. She was given a box of home-grown gooseberries by a colleague and made this gooseberry and orange drizzle cake. She said there was a lovely tart flavour to cut through the sweetness.

The next Formula 1 Grand Prix takes place in Budapest, Hungary, on July 24-26. So I'm opening the linky now and leaving it open until August 12th. So that's a whole month to find a recipe - I expect you will all be searching the internet for inspiration for this month's challenge!


  1. Your cake sounds delicious, Caroline, and Jane - I'm very impressed by anyone who can tackle making a pork pie!

  2. Oh my goodness, food and F1, what a fab idea and how have I never found this before!!

  3. Ooh, I missed out on this one, didn't see it. I'm quite keen to find something Hungarian though that isn't Goulash.


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