SPARK+METTLE LIKE TO HELP PEOPLE FLOURISH

Spark + Metttle

A brand new aspirations agency, Spark+Mettle is kicking off by running a launchpad programme for young people from less privileged backgrounds. We help them follow their passion, fulfill their potential, find a job they love and feel good about what they do. But we've much more in store, come check us out...

PUT THE 'FLOUR' INTO 'FLOURISHING'

16th January

Super cooks Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Delia Smith and Prue Leith have all donated happy-making recipes to Spark+Mettle. See, we like to help people flourish, and we reckon there's no more enjoyable way to do that than through camaraderie and cake. So have a look through the carefully-curated recipes by famous cooks and by the Spark+Mettle team. Together we'll help you bake your blues away!

YOUR RECIPE TO FLOURISH THIS YEAR

Recipe to flourish

We're stretching the pun to its limits, flipping it, kneading it and cooking up a feel-good recipe for flourishing that should help you stay, um, chipper the whole year through. Find out exactly what ingredients you need to succeed in fulfilling your own sparky potential for 2012 and beyond right here.

donate to spark+mettle and help others flourish too

text your donations

Doing nice things for other people is one of the simplest ways to feel better yourself. So if you bake something to share with others, you'll boost your own happiness. And if you encourage them to donate to Spark+Mettle, they can reap the benefits of generosity too. Text BAKE13 followed by £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to 70070. You can also donate online.

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Reminiscing

Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble

A super-simple recipe, especially delicious on cosy winter evenings with a dollop of cream.

Laurell Milton LAURELL MILTON
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MARMALADE MUFFINS

MARMALADE MUFFINS

Putting the classic tang of marmalade to new use in a quick, fun and borderline healthy recipe.

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
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Three-Way Vanilla Cake

Three-Way Vanilla Cake

Baking at its purest: an easy recipe with suggestions for how to add your own twist.

Kani Deen Kani Deen
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Spirit lifting

Sweet 'n' Sparky Cupcakes

Sweet 'n' Sparky Cupcakes

Buttery, sweet and moist with a whizz of sherbert. Bake them and feel good, eat them and feel better.

Fran Stuttle Fran Stuttle
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spinach and cheese borek

spinach and cheese borek

Little savoury balls of awesomeness, all the way from Armenia. Eat them and soar.

Ped Parasmand Ped Parasmand
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Goat's Cheese and Onion Tartlets

goats cheese and onion tartlets

Caramelly, crumbly heaven. It’s sweet and tart and wholesome and a guaranteed merry-maker.

Prue Leith Prue Leith
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Brain boosting

Banana and Walnut Loaf

Banana and Walnut Loaf

This classic recipe from the 70s uses ingredients that enhance energy and concentration (and happiness).

Delia Smith Delia Smith
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Corn bread

Corn bread

A traditional recipe from the American South, perfect alongside a bowl of chilli.

Lauren Milton Bud Teasley
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TOFFEE APPLE CAKE

TOFFEE APPLE CAKE

All the apple goodness soaks into the batter. And thence into your soul. With toffee on top. No brainer.

Bryony Thomson Bryony Thomson
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