The towns main shopping street, King Street was very busy, but with all the Covid- Safe plans put in place for this first big event in the area, everyone had plenty of space, and the atmosphere was really lively and bustling, just like every other food festival held in Belper, plus the weather was outstanding.
You can see now why Belper was the winner of the Best High Street in England award, and I am sure this will soon be repeated.
It was great to be back at the markets and festivals, chatting to many of my old customers whom we met at the pre Covid markets, and who had continued to support my business and buy brownies online and have the delivered in our letterbox brownies gift boxes.
We also met many of the regular traders who used to attend, as well as some new ones, including a new local Gin distillery who the Mayor was keeping a close eye on and quality checking, I think they passed with flying colours, as the Mayor disappeared off in a fairly straight line ? speaking to residents, visitors and traders alike, so it was good to see the town's officials showing a keen interest in the events.
I took along a good selection of brownies and blondies in case the people panicking to buy petrol, suddenly heard the news about a possible brownie shortage ! so if you hear the rumour, you best play it safe and stock up, and you know where to go, just visit the website Scrumptious by Lucy, Sheffield best brownie baker, and I promise to get your brownie gift boxes delivered to you your fiends family and loved ones, anywhere in the UK using DPD's new electric delivery vans.
The favourites blondies of the day were clearly the Bakewell blondie, the Lotus biscoff, and the star of the show, the Lemon drizzle blondie, which is made from a recipe handed down to me from my grandmother and my mother, and is made using only fresh lemons for a beautifully tangy lemon curd, so you get that really lip curling zing.
The top selling brownies were the Nutella, the Signature chocolate and unsurprisingly, the Pop up flavour of the month for August, the Malteser brownie. The Malteser brownies has proved so popular, and I have had so many requests for these, both online, as well as my wholesale customers, that I kept the Malteser brownie going for September, and now will be including it as one of the regular flavours.
The event was so busy we sold out of every single brownie just before close, and I know there were a few people disappointed, but it is so hard to gauge how many brownies to bake,
The next Belper Food Festival is Sunday 5th December, so put it in your diary, or if you can't make it, remember you can always order your brownies gift boxes online and I will make sure they are delivered anywhere in the UK, and just to be sure there isn't a brownies shortage, it's always best to stock up, the brownies will freeze for up to 3 months.