Biscuit week on Great British Bake Off is one of those ones that I always enjoy but often have disasters on – biscuits are very unforgiving. They either work brilliantly or fail completely. There doesn’t seem to be any middle ground. The three bakes this week were biscotti, Arlettes and show stopper biscuit boxes filled…… Continue reading Hazelnut & Daim Biscotti #GBBOBloggers2015 – Biscuit Week
The Great British Bake off is back on our TV screens which means that yet again the Great Bloggers Bake Off is back as we all join in by baking along. The series opened with cake week and gave the contestants the challenges of making Madeira cake, Frosted Walnut cake or a showstopper take on…… Continue reading Carole’s Black Forest Cake #GBBOBloggers2015 – Cake Week
There is nearly always some meat leftover if I do a roast dinner and the meals I make with it I often prefer to the roast dinner itself. So much so that I have taken to slow cooking a chicken or joint for the sole purpose of dividing up into portions for ‘left over’ meals…… Continue reading My Favourite Meals To Make With Leftover Meat
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