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
Now you see this is the week I should dread really. Because I literally never make pastry – I have now done it twice in my life and both were for the Great Bloggers Bake Off. Last time was way more successful. My hands are too warm for pastry. This is my excuse and I…… Continue reading Apple & Strawberry Pie – #GreatBloggersBakeOff2014 Week 5
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
Today was an extra special day as it was the Christening of not one but two very special little ladies – Edith & Lily. I am one of Edith’s (very proud) Godparents and this is a picture (clearly taken by Caius and not me, as I’m in it) of the two stars of the show…… Continue reading 365 Project 2014, Week 34
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