GBBO week 3 – plaited loaf: cheese, tomato and pesto couronne

The latest edition of Bake Off involved delicious bread – possibly one of my favourite things ever, but sadly something which  makes me fat: because once I start eating the stuff I literally cannot stop. Mmmmmm, lovely bread. Anyway, the options this week were chocolate bread, which sounds utterly amazing but there’s no way Andrew […]

Week 42 – making beer bread with the Fabulous Baker Brothers

Let me tell you, those baker brothers are pretty fabulous: they look good, they make delicious food, they are friendly and charming, and they seem to be genuinely nice guys. And next week both Tom and Henry Herbert are travelling east from the Cotswolds (where their family’s bakery is based) to open up a bang-on-trend Hoxton pop-up called The […]

GBBO 2014 challenge week 3 – filled bread

I am running late with my Bake Off challenge this week, as I spent the bank holiday weekend in Paris for the Rock en Seine music festival. So instead of baking bread, I was eating sausages, aligot, Paris-Brest and confit duck, and watching Arctic Monkeys, Prodigy, Queens of the Stone Age and Blondie rock Paris. Oh […]