This is what I made for week 8 of the Great British Bake Off. which was all about advanced dough, the stuff that has butter, eggs and sugar in it. So I made these Chelsea buns! Continue reading
Would choux like an eclair?
Another week, another Great British Bake Off inspired post. Week 7 saw the bakers tackle pastry, in the form of pastry parcels, the three and a half hour technical challenge to make the unpronounceable Kouign-amann, culminating in the show stopper challenge of eclairs, which I chose to tackle this week. Choux pastry really isn’t something I … Continue reading
Honeycomb and try these doughnuts!
Another attempt to kill two birds with one stone with a bake that would fulfil the GBBO week 6 theme and also satiate the mini bake off competition / monster that is being held at work. However, the work bake off also had a rule – it had to incorporate honeycomb Continue reading
Pie don’t believe it!
I bloody well love pies. Any pie. Cold pies, hot pies, meat pies, veggie pies. If it has pastry and a tasty filling, I’m in there! Given my obsession with the crusty devils it only seemed fitting that I make a pie this week as part of my GBBO inspired posts, My chicken and leek pie. Continue reading
Crumbs…How do you like them apples?
My garden is awash with apples and blackberries so I thought it would be nice to make a seasonal cupcake incorporating the two, so I settled for the classic apple and blackberry crumble, but cupcake style! Continue reading
When the lovely folks at Waitrose contacted me to have a barbecue with friends and whip up some Heston inspired BBQ treats I couldn’t say no. Meat? Smoke? Winner. Continue reading
Rye Doughn’t Believe It!
Week 3 and it was bread week, so take a peek at my lovely rye, ale and oat baps. perfect with meats and cheeses. Continue reading
This Means Nothing to Me….Vienn(ese)! GBBO Bake
I’ll apologise now for the terrible attempt at a witty title for this post. For week 2 of my Great British Bake Off themed posts I chose to tackle Viennese whirls for biscuit week! Continue reading
Everything Bundt the Cake
It’s Bake off season again, which means I WILL get off my bum and actually bake something!! Inspired by the mini cakes round in episode 1, these are my lemon and blueberry mini bundts, a summer treat! Continue reading
Go Nuts for Doughnuts!
I love a doughnut. A proper jam doughnut. Fried and covered in sugar and filled with lashings of the sweet stuff. Yes, these babies take time, but they are so worth it! Continue reading