GBBO week 10 – a picnic fit for a Queen

img_9533Okay, so I didn’t really  make a picnic for the Queen this week to meet the GBBO brief for the final week (sob – the final!) … but I had a bunch of even more discerning guests: my NCT mummy pals and their gorgeous babies. Ioan’s little buddies would need to be impressed.

But whilst my friends would need a good feed, Ioan would also need mothering: catering and a three month old baby are not necessarily compatible, especially when the baby is overtired after several hours of making Christmas presents with mummy.

So I took a few shortcuts with the quantities as 12 individual anything was not going to happen. I did make 12 sausage rolls (using chicken sausages thanks to Heck, as one of my guests doesn’t eat pork), but just made one large savoury tart – a red onion and goats cheese tart tatin.


I made 12 (or maybe 10!) cheese scones with pumpkin seeds (scraped out from the pumpkin I carved for Halloween).


I baked a chocolate Guinness cake (courtesy of Nigella), which looks impressive but is so simple to make, and one large raspberry tart with a digestive biscuit and biscoff base, marscarpone ‘custard’ filling, topped with fresh raspberries.


We mums had the chance to relax with a glass of prosecco (or two) while our little bundles of joy played with their toys (well, until they all started kicking off and demanding our attention!).


Thanks to Jo, Jo-Ann, Natasha and Helen for helping me eat this Bake Off feast.


Ioan has been relaxing after a lovely afternoon with his mates:


See what my fellow bloggers came up with over with Jenny at Mummy Mishaps, and thanks so much to Jenny for organising the Great Bloggers Bake Off once again.
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6 Replies to “GBBO week 10 – a picnic fit for a Queen”

  1. jennypaulin says: Reply

    awwwww look at him sleeping 🙂 what a cutie.
    I love that you threw a mummies and babies tea (and prosecco) party, i bet you were very popular, i would have loved an invite like that when mine were little. it all looks so delicious too.
    thank you so much for managing to bake along with a newborn – that is some achievement in itself! Good luck for the judging xx

    1. Thanks Jenny – I loved taking part so thanks so much for organising such a fun challenge. I don’t know how you managed to get your posts out so quickly every week – amazing planning and organisation!

  2. Great to share your bakes with friends, makes blogging such fun. Bet your friends enjoyed the lovely spread.

    1. Thanks Jacqui – I think they had fun!

  3. What a lovely spread of bakes Tracy, a fab afternoon for some deserving mums I bet.

    1. Thanks Lucy – it was very enjoyable!

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