Bakers all over the UK are being called on to put their skills to the test and take part in the Fairtrade Foundation’s Big Fair Bake 24 September – 4 October.
The campaign is being supported by top chefs including food writer and Fairtrade Foundation patron Allegra McEvedy, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Mary Berry, the Baker Boys Tom & Henry Herbert, The One Show’s Anita Rani, Masterchef judge Gregg Wallace, children’s food guru Annabel Karmel, Thomasina Miers, Jean Christophe Novelli, Sophie Grigson and Levi Roots. All of them have given recipes inspired by Fairtrade farmers and workers. www.fairtrade.org.uk/bigfairbake
The aim of the Big Fair Bake is to inspire the nation to bake for others. By using Fairtrade ingredients not only will you be baking for loved ones but also baking for whole farming communities in developing countries who produce some of our favourite baking ingredients such as sugar, cocoa, vanilla, cardamom, raisins, brazil nuts, almonds and many more. Fairtrade offers farmers a minimum price to ensure a sustainable livelihood, plus an additional Fairtrade premium for investment in community projects such as education, clean water, healthcare and housing.
Each entry will also count as a step towards the Fairtrade Foundation’s year-long campaign to collect 1.5 million Fairtrade steps. That’s one for every farmer and worker that Fairtrade aims to work with in developing countries. www.fairtrade.org.uk/step