GBBO week 9 – madeleines

Before I start, let me just get this out of the way: Yes, they are supposed to be madeleines. Light, delicate, lemon-scented sponge cakes with a distinctive scalloped decoration on one side, and a pregnant bump on the other. My version have none of the above. I did think the instruction to ‘pour the batter […]

GBBO week 9 – lemon fondant fancies

Okay I know I have only just posted my tudor pie (chicken and leek with hot water crust – delicious), but I am catching up before the GBBO ends tomorrow (sob, end of an era as who knows how it will be reincarnated on Channel 4?). For patisserie week there were the options of savoury […]

Week 15 – an All Blacks themed 40th birthday cake

It has been a busy old week this week with some birthday baking for our friend Danny, who just turned 40. His wife Monika asked me to bake him a birthday cake for his party, something chocolate-y, and as I had the perfect chocolate cake in my repertoire from Henry’s christening cake, I was happy […]

It’s here: The Great British Bake Off 2014

I am feeling just a teeny bit excited about this year’s Great British Bake Off. Well maybe a LOT excited. I love that show! As with last year, I’ve decided to do a Bake Off challenge for the blog, so each week I’ll be making one of the dishes the bakers have to make. Last […]

The Great British Bake Off 2013 Challenge

I love the Bake Off, and this is my first year of blogging whilst it is screened, so I have decided to set myself the challenge of completing one of the show’s challenges each week. This is mainly because I am ultimately a lazy cook and want to increase the scope of what I can […]