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!
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
Yesterday (November 2nd) was All Souls Day – a day traditionally set aside for the commemoration and celebration of the dead. There are all sorts of traditions around the world for All Souls Day, from pilgrimages to graveyards to leaving supper out for the dead at bed time. One European tradition is the making, giving… Continue reading Soul Cakes (Recipe)
I really wanted to join in with the Great Bloggers Bake Off as soon as I saw people talking about it on my Twitter feed but life got in the way and I didn’t watch the first two episodes of the Great British Bake Off until it was too late to join in with the… Continue reading Great Bloggers Bake Off, Week #3 – Toffee Apple Trifle