And here we are: The Great Blogger’s Bake Off Final. I missed a couple of weeks in the middle due to various members of the family being ill and time just generally evading me but I was determined to join in with the final bake. Last year I made a tiered Hallowe’en cake as my… Continue reading Chocolate & Blackberry Cheesecake Swirl Cake – #GreatBloggersBakeOff2014 Week 10 – The Final!
It has happened. It didn’t happen in a week I expected, but it has happened all the same. I made an entirely inedible cake. I didn’t fancy making the million layered Dobos Torte thing, the Princess Torte looked delicious but a lot of faff which left me with the yeast-leavened cake option. I found a… Continue reading Butterkuchen – #GreatBloggersBakeOff2014 Week 6
Dessert week, one of my favourites! Last year I made Toffee Apple Trifle which was delicious (and on my list of things to make again with this year’s apples!) and this year there was no second thoughts about what I was making – Self-Saucing Pudding for sure! I don’t like coffee which ruled out the… Continue reading Golden Syrup Self-Saucing Pudding – #GreatBloggersBakeOff2014 Week 4
Bread Week fills me with fear but is never as disastrous as I expect – I should really make bread more often. So, I don’t like Rye bread so that ruled that out, I’ve made ciabatta before (and they were so *cough* wonderful *cough* that I gave them to somebody else) so that just left… Continue reading Prosciutto & Parmesan Bread – #GreatBloggersBakeOff2014 Week 3
Ah biscuit week. The one where I always think ‘oh I can do that’ and then fail miserably. Last year we had to make towers of biscuits and this year the challenge once again involved precarious balancing and a certain amount of artistic talent – something I don’t have much of. First up I decided… Continue reading Linzer Cookies and a TARDIS attack – #GreatBloggersBakeOff2014 Week 2
It’s back!!! I have been looking forward to the return of the Great British Bake Off and so, also, the Great Bloggers Bake Off since the finale last year. I love trying new things and sharing the fun (and failures) as we go along. Nothing like starting with an adventure as I chose to make… Continue reading Mint Chocolate Flake Swiss Roll – #GreatBloggersBakeOff2014 Week 1
I got a big and very welcome surprise at Christmas – in the shape of a Kenwood Chef stand mixer and accessories. I have been lusting after a mixer for years and it’s even better than I thought it was going to be – and I am saying that before I’ve even attempted to make… Continue reading I Am In Love