The Brown Cow social group hosted a socially distanced ‘Crumble Bake-Off’ on Thursday 22nd October. A couple of weeks ago Howard Binns supplied the group with some marvellous Bramley apples from his own tree and after discussing what to do with them it was decided an ‘Apple Crumble’ bake-off would be fun.


Recipes were swapped and samples made – and in several cases eaten before the judging could take place!


Last night (Thursday 22nd October) the final dishes were brought to the pub, along with a large jug of lovely thick custard. Judging the offerings was self-styled Apple Crumble expert Paul Gilroy.  He manfully tackled everything on offer with gusto and after much deliberation, he pronounced the winner.  Commenting particularly on the crunchiness of the topping he awarded first prize to DFK trustee Maggie Marsden.


Clutching her prize of a bottle of Provencal Rose – donated by Mr Binns – Maggie said she was overwhelmed and would be polishing off her award-winning crumble for breakfast.


The Brown Cow social group is a support group for people living with dementia and their carers.  Government guidelines allow such support groups to meet in groups of 15 people, as long as they can be suitably socially distanced.  The room at the Brown Cow is a little small for 15 so DFK restricts the numbers meeting face to face to 12 but others join regularly via Zoom and can enjoy the atmosphere from home.

If you would like to join one of our regular events or find out more about how Dementia Friendly Keighley helps the local community, visit or search ‘Dementia Friendly Keighley’ on social media.

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