Guest Post: Star-topped Mince Pies by Rebecca Herd

I loved having Rebecca write posts for my blog so much so I asked her to write a couple more Christmas-inspired posts for me. You can check out Rebecca’s last post here: Ginger and Fudge Cupcakes After writing my last post, Andrew asked if I would mind writing a Christmas post for his blog. As…

Cornflake and Almond Tart

I managed to get myself, somehow, hired to make a couple of new twists on some old classic desserts. I took the opportunity to widen my baking repertoire and delve into the world of 1980s school dinner desserts. I came across a cornflake tart which I’d never heard of before. As I read the recipe,…

Guest Post: Brunch Pies by Deborah Manger (of GBBO fame)

Anyone who has watched The Great British Bake Off will know the writer of this guest post. Let’s say that she was heavily involved in ‘Custardgate’ so much so that she even stole the custard. I contacted Deborah Manger, a former contestant on the show, about the possibility of writing a guest post for me…

GBBO 14 Episode 5 Review: Pies and Tarts Week

Pies and Tarts Week had some of the oddest challenges ever seen on Bake Off but 6 bakers managed to scrape through. Eliminated: Diana (by default) and Norman My Elimination Prediction: Norman and Kate (see the rest of them here) Star Baker: Kate (deservedly!) Good: Nancy Bad: Richard, Martha Best Bake: Kate’s Rhubarb, Prune and Apple Pies Well Norman has finally…

Food on Youtube : W/b 22nd June 2014

Youtube is a hub for food channels and they are incredibly popular. With some channels having 2 million subscribers and many British foodies showing recipes on Youtube, I’d thought I’d find some of the foodie gems to share here with links. I’m subscribed to many food channels and they always post cracking recipes. It is…