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!
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 …
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
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.
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!
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.
Week 3 and it was bread week, so take a peek at my lovely rye, ale and oat baps. perfect with meats and cheeses.
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!
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!
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!