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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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Great British Beef Week – steak and ale pie

To mark this year’s Great British Beef Week I decided to cook a different dish using our own beef each night. As Sunday marked the last day I decided a slow-cooked dish packed full of flavour was needed, so I plumped for steak and ale pie. When I was planning my week of menus last weekend… Continue reading Great British Beef Week – steak and ale pie

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Great British Beef Week – Homemade burgers

When I was talking to the other half about what dishes he might fancy in our week of eating beef, he was pretty keen on making burgers. If you’ve missed my previous posts this week – it’s Great British Beef Week and each night this week I’m cooking a different dish using our own beef.… Continue reading Great British Beef Week – Homemade burgers

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Great British Beef Week – Japanese style steak

Every night this week I am cooking a different dish using our own beef to mark Great British Beef Week – except tonight. Each month our local Japanese restaurant, Momiji, hosts a sushi week and more often than not we’ll be there with bells on. The food is sublime, the service is wonderfully friendly and… Continue reading Great British Beef Week – Japanese style steak

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Great British Beef Week – beef stuffed cabbage rolls

This week is Great British Beef Week and to mark the event I am cooking a different dish every night using our own beef. Last night it was beef bourguignonne and tonight it’s beef stuffed cabbage rolls – it’s a new dish to me and one which may sound dubious to some but I have high hopes for it.… Continue reading Great British Beef Week – beef stuffed cabbage rolls