Great British Bake Off Technical Challenge Week 3: Cottage Loaf

Great British Bake Off Technical Challenge Week 3: Cottage Loaf

Bread is one of those things that is still slightly mysterious to me. I don’t find kneading relaxing, I’ve never got to know the exact change in texture when dough is just ready, and who knows whether a loaf is over or under proofed. But when bread from scratch goes well it feels like crazy yeast-based magic. This means I tackled bread week on The Great British Bake Off with equal parts excitement and trepidation.

Great British Bake Off Technical Challenge Week 3: Cottage Loaf
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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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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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Great British Bake Off: week 3

Oh, bread. Bread is one of the best foods in the world, and I loved bread week on Bake Off. I still can’t get over the bread lion. Serious respect to Paul!

Bread is not one of my strong points. I don’t make it very often, mainly because the boyf is really, really good at it. So usually I just get to eat what he’s made! That said, I was looking forward to the baguette challenge precisely because it’s something I’m not used to making.


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