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Will my floury baps rise to the challenge…

Having decided to enthusiastically bake along with this year’s technical challenges on the Great British Bake Off, I psyched myself up ahead of bread week. Now, I like to bake but bread never features very highly on my agenda – partly because I try not to eat too much bread (it goes straight to my… Continue reading Will my floury baps rise to the challenge…

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Little bundles of cakey-biscuity joy…

After completing the first Great British Bake Off technical challenge I tuned into the second episode with trepidation – would biscuit week offer up a technical bake as tricky as the first? The challenge of the angel cake the week before had almost turned me off baking – the cake is made using genoise sponge… Continue reading Little bundles of cakey-biscuity joy…

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Great British Bake Off – I had an interview…

I’ll start at the beginning… Last year I enthusiastically baked my way through every episode of the Great British Bake Off, tackling each and every technical challenge with glee. Some bakes were easy and some were not, some I’d heard of while others baffled even the most seasoned cooks. I made Wagon Wheels (the ultimate… Continue reading Great British Bake Off – I had an interview…

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An excuse for pizza (if any was needed)…

In my latest attempt to cook my way through the food days that are scattered across the year, I took on National Pizza Day – yes, there is such a thing, who’d have thought! I love a pizza – what’s not to love about a crispy thin base, a rich sweet tomato sauce (with a hint… Continue reading An excuse for pizza (if any was needed)…

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Reviewing the year in food…

For me, the festive period always offers up the opportunity to cook and bake dishes that only seem apt at Christmas. In turn this means there is always too much good food in a relatively short period of time! Too many mince pies, sausage rolls, stollen, lebkuchen, Christmas cake, Christmas pudding and ham, to name but a… Continue reading Reviewing the year in food…

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A Great British challenge…

For the past few months I have been ever-so-slightly glued to watching the institution that is the Great British Bake Off. As this most recent series unfolded I took to recreating each and every technical challenge that the contestants were set – one a week for ten weeks. Now, I love to cook, but I’ve never really been much… Continue reading A Great British challenge…