Savarin with Chantilly Cream: Great British Bake Off Week close up of fruit and caramel shards

Savarin with Chantilly Cream: Great British Bake Off Week 9

Patisserie Week on the Great British Bake Off was a good week. Anything with heaps of cream and fresh fruit tends to taste pretty good! Savarin with Chantilly Cream: Great British Bake Off Week

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Tudor Jumble Biscuits: Great British Bake Off Week 8

Tudor week on The Great British Bake Off was a bit underwhelming. I was expecting huge banquet levels of food and enough meat to give the whole country gout. Instead, there was the fairly obligatory hand raised pie (see mine from last year – complete with pastry dinosaurs!), a big marzipan thing (bad for nut allergies) and Jumbles.

Tudor Jumble Biscuits side view with blue napkin

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Apple Crumble Nut-Free Frangipane Tart side view of slices

Nut-Free Frangipane Apple Crumble Tart


I love it when recipes come together by happy chance.
Apple Crumble Nut-Free Frangipane Tart from top

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Fougasse: Great British Bake Off Week 6

Making Fougasse for the Great British Bake Off bread week has been tricky in a very busy week, but I got there! The joy and the pain with dough finding the time for all the kneading and proving and shaping and proving…

Fougasse: Great British Bake Off Week 6

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Side view of tart with pink pattern on white icing

Nut-free Bakewell Tart: Great British Bake Off Week 5

Stubbornness runs in my family. A lot. In particular the women in my family don’t tend to take no for an answer, and I love that about them.Side view of tart with pink pattern on white icing

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Three heart shapes pancakes

Lacey Heart Pancakes: Great British Bake Off Week 4

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.Three heart shapes pancakes

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side view of buns in a pan

Dampfnudel: Great British Bake Off Week 3

Bread week on The Great British Bake Off always makes me painfully aware of my own baking inadequacies. As a general rule, yeast is not my friend.  So the challenge of making Dampfnudel (which did not look particularly appetising) was not exactly filling me with excitement.

side view of buns in a pan

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