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#BakeForSyria charity bake-off at Old Spitalfields Market

Old Spitalfields Market will host the second #BakeForSyria event of 2017 this Saturday 18th November.

Organised by founder and Old Spitalfields Market trader Lily Vanilli in collaboration with award-winning Instagrammer Clerkenwell Boy, the event will bring together a selection of the country’s very best bakers and bakeries for a Syrian-inspired bake sale.

Following the huge success of the first #BakeForSyria earlier this year on Columbia Road, the event will showcase all manner of baked goods – the profits of which will be donated to the #CookforSyria campaign. Cult bakeries participating include Bread Ahead, Dominique Ansel, Fatties and Violet as well as baking personalities Frances Quinn (winner of 2013’s Great British Bake Off), pastry chef Henrietta Inman and Ottolenghi’s go-to baker, Helen Goh.

Traders from The Kitchens at Old Spitalfields Market will also be taking part on the day with Happy Endings, Sood Family, Dumpling Shack, Yum Bun, Flank and Rok each serving up a Syrian inspired twist on one of their dishes.

The event will be compered by TV & Radio presenter Laura Jackson who will host a raffle on the day in aid of Unicef’s appeal for the children of Syria. Recipes from the participating bakeries and guidelines for those looking to host their own charity bake sale be found on the Cook for Syria website: www.cookforsyria.com

Bakeries, restaurants and food partners participating on the day include:

  • Bread Ahead
  • Babelle
  • Dominique Ansel
  • Ceviche
  • Chocolate Ecstasy tours
  • Fatties Bakery
  • Frances Quinn – Great British Bake Off winner 2013
  • Helen Goh x Ottolenghi
  • Henrietta Inman x Newton & Pott
  • John Gregory-Smith
  • Lily Vanilli
  • Lucie Bennett
  • Noisette Bakehouse
  • Ottolenghi
  • Rita’s Dining
  • Safia Shakarchi
  • The Good Egg
  • Violet – Claire Ptak


Bake for Syria will be held at Old Spitalfields Market from 12am – 5pm on Saturday 18th November


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