GBBO challenge week 7 – Religieuse

Find out more about my Great British Bake Off challenge. If I wasn’t already an athiest, making Religieuse this week would have turned me into one. ¬†These little choux bun towers, named for the nuns they are supposed to resemble (you’d have to be on drugs to mistake mine for nuns), represent what I dislike […]

GBBO challenge week 4 – custard tart

Find out more about my GBBO challenge. Custard tarts! I love them. We used to get them as a treat from the bakers when we were younger, although I haven’t had one for a few years. I have, however, made a custard tart before – Andrew’s nan fancied a sweet treat and I had just […]

GBBO challenge week 3 – trifle

Find out more about my GBBO challenge. Ooooooh, desserts. Well I love them, but Andrew pretty much hates them all … and he has a particular hatred for meringue which meant that week 3’s technical challenge of Iles Flottant was a definite no-no for me. I was tempted by the idea of petit fours, but […]

GBBO challenge week 1 – angel food cake

Find out more about my GBBO Challenge. Angel food cake? I had never, ever heard of it until the first episode of The Great British Bake Off 2013. After a bit of googling, I decided it looked too difficult to make (and expensive to make – 10 eggs!) and so looked at sandwich cake options […]

Sausage rolls and brownies make a party (plus booze, obviously)

It was my birthday last week, and so slightly depressingly I had to update my ‘about’ page on this blog to aged 37. But getting another year older has great advantages, most particularly of the present variety. Oh how well my friends and family know me – almost every present was food-related, and every card […]