Keeping Busy Show – 14/07/20

Keeping Healthy

Whether you’re a keen walker and have been walking everyday of the lockdown or have recently decided you want to get out there and do some more, why not consider signing up to The Julian House Circuit of Bath Walk on the 27th of September. The walk is 20 miles in total for those people who would like a challenge and perhaps want to have something to train for. otherwise you can also set yourself a shorter walk , which is great as the walk is split into five section. With stunning views and landscapes of our glorious city as well as raising much needed funds for Julian House who support people who are homeless get back on there feet. It should be a wonderful event! For more details including where to sign up just visit their website here.

Entertainment (TV, Podcast, Books and Theatre)  

Comedy – If you haven’t already why not check out Komedia’s very own Youtube Channel where they have uploaded some brilliant stand up routines for you to enjoy whilst at home. Including a free recording of comedian Daliso Chaponda’s tour Blah, Blah Blacklist, which was cut short due to corona virus and international comedy showcase Comedy without Borders. Give it a watch and make sure to donate here to help keep the venue running during this difficult period.

Podcast – The University of Bath have done a series of public lecture podcasts all available for anyone to listen to. The podcasts are on a wide range of subjects from procrastination, to the workings of the universe. There’s a little something for everyone. So why not give it a listen.

Recipe of the Week

 For our last recipe of the week, I have picked something that is a bit more difficult. For everyone who has been using their lockdown time to bake or practise their culinary skills this recipe may be your biggest but perhaps your most delicious challenge yet! So without further ado I bring you, The Salted Caramel and Popcorn crumble choux buns! Choux buns are a classic French pastry but these ones have a delicious caramel and popcorn twists. See below for ingredients and visit the website here for the method.

Ingredients:

  • 125g toffee popcorn (to fill the buns)
  • Icing sugar, to serve
  • Edible gold leaf, to decorate (optional)

For the crumble topping

  • 50g plain flour
  • 50g golden caster sugar
  • 40g unsalted butter, cold and chopped into small pieces

For the salted caramel

  • 150g granulated sugar
  • 125ml double cream
  • 10g unsalted butter
  •  Large pinche of flaked sea salt

For the popcorn cream

  • 600ml double cream
  • 125g toffee popcorn
  • Large pinch of flaked sea salt

For the choux pastry

  • 60g unsalted butter, chopped into small cubes
  • 1/4tsp golden caster sugar
  • 85g plain flour
  • 2-3 large eggs

Get Creative

 If you’re a budding children’s or YA author then this might be just the thing for you. The Bath Children’s Novel Awards have recently opened their submissions window for the 2020 awards, and you have until 29 November to get your manuscript in. The Competition is open to anyone anywhere in the world and available to un-published, self-published and independently published manuscripts. The Shortlist prize is: manuscript feedback from the Junior Judges plus literary agent introductions. The Longlist prize: for the writer of the most promising longlisted manuscript, the online course Edit Your Novel the Professional Way (worth £1,800) from Cornerstones Literary Consultancy. For more information including entry fee and what you need to submit visit the website here.