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4) Caramel Week: Fudged-Up Caramel Shortbread

In the spirit of last week’s Bake Off caramel disasters, I somehow managed to screw up one of the simplest recipes. The humble caramel shortbread - something I can usually make into a sweet success - soon turned into a sticky and ‘rustic-looking’ mess. I’m not sure if it was because I could barely tear… Continue reading 4) Caramel Week: Fudged-Up Caramel Shortbread

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3) Bread Week: Traditional Teacakes

As soon as the dreaded words ‘bread week’ registered in my ears, I knew I was in for a challenge in the #BakeAlongWithGBBO. Like so many other people, bread-making seems to be a near-impossible battle for me. Whether it’s soggy dough, dense loaves or bread that refuses to rise, I just can’t catch a break… Continue reading 3) Bread Week: Traditional Teacakes

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2) Biscuit Week: Ginger & Lemon Cheesecake Sandwich Biscuits

The second week of The Great British Bake Off brought us biscuits aplenty and a barrel-full of snappy puns from Sandi and Noel. As the pair became more comfortable on screen, so did the viewing experience (although it seemed that much of their interactions were feeding one another!). I braced myself this week after Paul… Continue reading 2) Biscuit Week: Ginger & Lemon Cheesecake Sandwich Biscuits

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1) Cake Week: Home-Grown Courgette & Banana Cake

As I'm sure you're all well aware, last week saw the eagerly anticipated return of the Great British Bake Off to our tellies. I think it's fair to say we all breathed a sigh of relief when, despite losing our beloved Mary Berry and Mel & Sue, Channel 4 committed to keeping the Bake Off… Continue reading 1) Cake Week: Home-Grown Courgette & Banana Cake

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Ginspiration: Ways with Orange Blossom Water Part 2

Where do I be-gin? A fragrant twist on the classic G & T, this simple yet effective concoction left me gin-spired (sorry - I'm done with the dodgy gin puns now). Anyway, this bank holiday weekend called for something a little more inspiring than your bog standard g+t, so I whipped up some of these… Continue reading Ginspiration: Ways with Orange Blossom Water Part 2

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Pick of the Season: Rhubarb, Lemon & Ginger Cake

It's just the season for rhubarb and as the days get brighter (and in spite of British weather) my bakes are becoming more and more bountiful with fruity, vibrant flavours. I picked up my 'barb with no specific intention of what to bake, but it just so happened I'd treated myself to some gorgeous ginger curd from a nearby National Trust shop just… Continue reading Pick of the Season: Rhubarb, Lemon & Ginger Cake

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On-The-Go Granola Bars

10:30am and the hunger pangs strike. By this time I've been awake for over 4 hours and I'm desperately trying to stop myself from demolishing my lunch before I'm even close to hitting the halfway point of the day. The alternative is usually a sad-looking piece of fruit that's been on the desk for a… Continue reading On-The-Go Granola Bars