Pancakes are great. They take no time to make, and you can eat 1 or 100 and they still taste just as good. Lemon with sugar, maple syrup and compote are all great. The Great British Bake Off batter week has really over-complicated things.
Biscuit week on the Great British Bake Off has arrived and brought a new technical challenge: Viennese Whirls.
Viennese Whirls were always one of my absolute favourite treats as a kid. The combination of two fillings, crumbly biscuit and a dusting of icing sugar felt very fancy to me. Whenever there was a box with some left, I’d get to work polishing off the remaining biscuits (A common theme of greediness – see also Jaffa Cakes and Marshmallow Teacakes).
The Great British Bake Off is back! And that means that every week I’m going to try and make the technical challenge from the week’s show to test my skills.
In my mind, summer is the best time of year hands down. Swims in sun-dappled lidos, lazy walks in the park, idyllic picnics in leafy parks and drinking outside late into the night. Sometimes the reality lives up to the dream. But of course, the inevitable British weather puts a bit of a dampener on things, no pun intended.