Category Dessert

Great British Bake Off Week 5: Almond, Lemon, and Strawberry Traybake

Time to get back involved with the Bloggers Bake Off! As I made tuiles a couple of weeks ago, and don’t have any need to make a biscuit tower (I’m not sure that anyone does really), I decided to make a tray bake. At first I was thinking of a tray bake as one of […]

Petits Fours: Coconut and Mango Napoleons

This has been one fun weekend, but HECTIC! The Jane Austen Promenade (and all the preparation) was funtimes, then we went to see Jimmy Eat World (and danced our asses off), and then yesterday and today we have been crafting some Sorbetto and Sorbetto variations for both Lizzie and Rivka. But, back to real life. I only […]

Great British Bake Off Technical Challenge Week 4: Paul Hollywood’s Custard Tarts

Pie week! For me, there was only one option as to what I was going to make this week as we do love custard tarts here in my workplace, although, it’s a bit of a cop out as I’ve made custard tarts before. But I thought I would give Paul’s recipe a go, see if […]

Great British Bake Off Week 3: Petits Fours – White Chocolate and Basil Tuiles

So, this week the bake off is all about Trifle, Floating Islands, and Petits Fours. I hate Trifle, and didn’t fancy the sound of Floating Islands either, so that left the Petits Fours Showstopper Challenge as the theme for challenging myself with this week! I have already made macarons before, and other little tarts and […]

Cherry and White Chocolate Flapjack

Today has been a day of craftiness! (or should that be craftyness?) Two of my pregnant lady friends came round and we had a bit of a baby bib making session, using the same template as I have made before. We kept going with supplies of tea and juice….. oh and I whipped up some […]

Great British Bake Off Technical Challenge Week 1: Mary’s Angel Food Cake

It’s the return of the Great British Bake Off! Hurrah! This means it’s time to get inspired to bake some things, bake some new things, and generally eat even more baked goods than usual! I bought the book the other week, and had a flick through the technical challenges to see if there were any […]

Apron making and cake testing.

There’s a group on Facebook, Food Feed, where people who like to take pictures of their food and share ideas and things with others, can do so without irritating everyone else. I’m a member, and another member Miss South, of the North/South food blog, was looking for some recipe testers. I volunteered, and the first […]