"Not worth the calories..." It's the first EVER Italian week on #GBBO - what will tonight hold? Lots of Pizza, beautiful Italian pastries like Cannoli? Yum - Italy produces most of my favourite foods (although isn't Pizza traditionally Greek?) As the bakers walked down into the tent, it did dawn that we're near the end … Continue reading Holy Cannoli – it’s Italian week #GBBO
"An equation for the perfect pie" The week where soggy bottoms break people's dreams - where is Mary when you need her! They've missed a trick on pastry week - last year we had pies, voulevants and this year it seems like a pie overload! What about choux pastry eclairs, jam tarts, filo pastry spring … Continue reading Pastry week #GBBO
"If you're going to serve a cake, serve it phallic" Pudding week is back! From cheesecake, to chocolate brownies, to treacle tart, puddings can take on so many flavours. Most of my puddings end up in cupcake form these days, like banoffee or tiramisu cupcakes. Signature: Steamed Puddings I can't say that I have ever … Continue reading It’s pudding week #GBBO
Well, it’s #NationalCupcakeWeek so the perfect time to figure out what the difference is between a cupcake and a fairy cake. You would be forgiven for thinking that fairy cakes are just the English version of a cupcake, typically American, but when you get down to it the differences do mount up. Throughout my … Continue reading What’s the difference between a cupcake and a fairy cake?
"Only true Banksy would say he isn't Banksy" So I missed bread week (but then I don't bake bread too often so I'm not fretting too much), but I'm back for caramel week! Signature: Millionaire Shortbread Millionaire shortbread for the signature, don't mind if we do! I do love a little caramel, especially salted. Caramel … Continue reading #GBBO – Week Four: Caramel
I mean, I say 'need to know' but let's just take that statement with a pinch of salt shall we? Meringues are one of my favourite things. They are so light and fluffy and you can add them to so many desserts for that light yet crunchy addition. They have a reputation (much like macarons) … Continue reading 10 things you need to know about meringues
"They won't look exactly identical, I'm not a magician" It's week too already - hurrah! And the jokes are still as forced and Noel still doesn't really add much...I mean is he reading from a script most of the time? He got a little better as the show went on and got a little more … Continue reading #GBBO – Week Two: Biscuits