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Great British Bake Off Week 6: Mango, Coconut, Ginger, and Mint Tea Loaf

Can you tell I’m trying to use up some of the random ingredients from my cupboards? I have made regular tea loaf cake before, and it’s a much underrated baked good I think, so simple to put together, but of course requiring a bit of forward planning to soak your fruit overnight….and yeah, technically it isn’t […]

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 […]

Great British Bake Off Technical Challenge Week 2: Paul Hollywood’s English Muffins, and a Smoked Paprika Variation.

Week 2, and it’s bread week! Surprisingly, yet again the technical challenge is something I would actually want to make! You can find the recipe on the BBC website here. I decided to do it all by hand and didn’t cheat by using my stand mixer to knead the dough, the dough progressed through phases of […]

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 […]