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Linzer Cookies and a TARDIS attack – #GreatBloggersBakeOff2014 Week 2


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

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Mint Chocolate Flake Swiss Roll – #GreatBloggersBakeOff2014 Week 1


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

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Garlic, Cheese & Smoked Sausage Tear & Share Loaf ~ #GreatBloggersBakeOff


I have never made bread from scratch before – I have only really used the bread mixes you buy in the supermarkets about three times and with varying success. I missed Bread Week during GBBO, I can’t remember why but I did, which meant that my bread baking cherry was still very much intact -…… Continue reading Garlic, Cheese & Smoked Sausage Tear & Share Loaf ~ #GreatBloggersBakeOff

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Great Bloggers Bake Off, Week 10 – Tiered Halloween Cake


For Finals Week I felt like I should really make an effort – I did a picnic pie with layers in pie week though so that was out and pretzels were scary. Which left wedding cakes. I have actually spent the weekend in Leeds celebrating Dom & Heather’s weddings (yes, that is a deliberate ‘s’…… Continue reading Great Bloggers Bake Off, Week 10 – Tiered Halloween Cake

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Great Blogger’s Bake Off, Week #8 – Purple Velvet Torte


This week’s GBBO frightened me a little bit if I’m honest; I have a general fear of bread so upping the ante on that with non-wheat flour was way too scary to even consider, I don’t have a nice electric mixer to make meringues which put me off the technical challenge which left the showstopper…… Continue reading Great Blogger’s Bake Off, Week #8 – Purple Velvet Torte

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Great Blogger’s Bake Off Week #5 – Summer Biscuit Tower


This week I very nearly didn’t make the deadline. Life took over and suddenly it was Sunday and I hadn’t touched a baking tray. Not only that but it was a Sunday where I needed to take Tori to a birthday party therefore couldn’t spend the day pottering about the kitchen. Cue a bit of…… Continue reading Great Blogger’s Bake Off Week #5 – Summer Biscuit Tower

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Great Bloggers Bake Off, Week #4 – Sausage, Bacon & Egg Pie


Pie Week. Erk. I have never made pastry before in my life. I have used premade stuff frequently (and frequently had disasters with it) so I’m not a complete stranger to it but I do rather have the fear about it. Watching Great British Bake Off did not settle my fears – the custard tart…… Continue reading Great Bloggers Bake Off, Week #4 – Sausage, Bacon & Egg Pie