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 National Doughnut Week at Blyth care home

National Doughnut Week at Blyth care home

By 22nd May, 2019 Press Releases Comments Off

NATIONAL Doughnut Week saw care home residents whip up a fresh batch of treats with their favourite toppings.

The Oaks Care Home, on Durban Street, Blyth, Northumberland, bought a doughnut maker so residents could make mini doughnuts to mark the occasion.

Toppings included white chocolate, sprinkles, icing sugar, alongside a batch of plain doughnuts.

Resident Nancy Forsythe said: “I was extremely excited as baking was one of my favourite pastimes.

“Although I had not made doughnuts before, I often baked cakes for family and work colleagues.”

Fellow resident Elsie Patterson said: “It was a great first-time experience.”

Angela Hedley, activities coordinator at The Oaks Care Home, said: “The activity brought back a lot of memories for the residents, who reminisced about baking when they were younger.

“It helps to keep their minds active, using skills they first learned when they were children. They all enjoyed the new experience and have asked to do it again.”