Christmas baking at Consett care homeResidents at Greenways Court in Consett have been getting in the Christmas spirit by baking some delicious treats for friends and family.

As part of the Christmas activities planned at Greenways Court, the Residents of the 51-bed residential and residential dementia care home made some delicious Christmas cakes.

Elizabeth Lothain, Lydia McElhone, Rena Adams, Maureen Urwin, Catherine Kirkley, Jean Burrows, and Nora Nesbitt got their aprons on, and gathered around the table for some wholesome Christmas baking.

The cakes were made to give to the Residents friends and family as little gifts.

Everyone involved had so much fun. It might have been the brandy fumes which made the ladies get the giggles. Elizabeth was aware of the brandy and remarked, “You can’t put too much brandy in a cake!”

Jean said, “The mix tasted nice raw, so should be good cooked!”

The brilliant catering team put the cakes in the oven and then freezing them ready to give out nearer to Christmas. 

The Residents will be making these each week on the run up to Christmas, so they have enough for all the Residents families. 

Kinga Kowaliczek, Care Home Manager, remarked, “The Residents had so much fun baking the Christmas cakes and are looking forward to making more in the run up to the big day!”