This week's bake was inspired by left over puff pastry. Earlier in the week Dan asked me to have ago at making some Beef pinwheels. The recipie required 500g of pastry so not confident with the techniques I bought 2 packs of ready rolled puff and ended up only using only one. A brief search … Continue reading GBBO challenge – Series 6 – Raspberry Millefeuille
I can't quite believe that my other half has no childhood memories of pumpkin carving. So today we acted like children and made a pumpkin. He always insists he's not doing Halloween but this year I think he's started to mellow. I remember every year my mum complaining that she didn't know what to do … Continue reading It’s all about Pumpkin . . . .
Yippee I did it I made a victoria sponge complete with homemade jam with no recipie in 1hr 27 mins :). Feeling quite proud of that achievement. Now I just need Dan to hurry home from work so I have a cake taster. This week I was going to make the Marjolaine from week 7 … Continue reading GBBO: Technical Challenge 10 – the Victoria sponge.
I haven't really baked much bread (unless you count pizza dough) but when I have it usually turns out rather well. I seem to find making bread rather stressfree compared to other baking techniques. All the fiddly bits you need to get right for pastry or delicate cakes seem to be replaced with mixing a … Continue reading GBBO Technical Challenge 6: Herby Fougasse
I used to have a Christmas related ban until November. Halloween and my brothers birthdays had to be firmly out of the way before I could turn my attention to the biggest festive season of the year. This year though Christmas seems to have surrounded me much earlier. In September I was in Harrods buying … Continue reading Christmas in October
I may have gotten slightly sidetracked but I haven't given up on my mission to try all the technical challenges that feature on this years GBBO. There is however only so many sweet things u can eat in a day and after the birthday cake Angie n Dan put together for me last weekend we … Continue reading GBBO: Technical Challenge 4
Today's post was randomly inspired by some left over green shortbread. It was originally meant to be part of last week's Celebration Cake for Iona, however as is often the case when learning cake decoration skills as you go along what sounds good on paper and the image you have in your head often doesn't … Continue reading Halloween Shortbread