My Thoughts on Pastry Week

Pastry Week of Bake Off is always my favourite because I love making pastry and I always get inspired by their bakes. Despite some foul smelling spices and a few soggy bottoms, it was Mat’s turn to be Star Baker and the tent said goodbye to Alvin. The Signature Challenge was a Frangipane Tart, a…

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,…

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…