GBBO Bake Along 2020 – Coconut Macaroons

Week two of The Great British Bake Off was Biscuit Week! We saw the baker’s challenged to create Florentines for the Signature round, Coconut Macaroons for the Technical Bake and a 3D biscuit sculpture of a dinner setting, for the showstopper! It was an easy decision, to choose what I would bake, for this weeks […]

GBBO Bake Along 2020 – Autumnal Battenberg Cake

Bake off is back! It’s certainly what 2020 needs and I’m soooooo happy! We have both the usual judges; Paul and Prue, along with Noel returning as a host, along a new second host; Matt Lucas! The first week was Cake Week – where we saw the bakers challenged to create a Battenberg for the […]

Lotus Biscoff Flapjacks

I’ve been wanting to bake some yummy flapjacks for a while now…so this week I was inspired by a recipe one of my friends shared with me! Once I tried the recipe out and sampled these delights..I was pleasantly surprised at how yummy these are!! I didn’t want to lose the recipe, so I decided […]

Chocolate chip banana bread

Chocolate chip banana bread

I love a good banana bread! I don’t often make them because I usually tend to eat all the banana’s, that I purchase, before they get to that over ripe stage! But this week..I found that I’d left a couple of banana’s for a bit too long! I hate wasting food…so I decided to use […]

Hot Cross Buns

I love any kind of seasonal baking. Springtime is among my favourite times of year to knock up something delicious in the kitchen! One of my favourite baked treats at this time of year is hot cross buns! Bursting with delicious mixed fruit and sweet mixed spices – these are delicious served freshly baked from […]

Rose Viennese Swirls

I recently won a Great British Bake Off Bake Along, through the Sugar & Crumbs Facebook page! I picked up my prize (a selection of flavoured icing sugars) from their stand at Cake International! They had all their winter flavours on sale, so I stocked up on lot’s of flavours I’d never tried before. When […]

The Great British Bake Off Bake Along 2019: Week 9 – Patisserie Week

It seems like GBBO has flown past this year, the last few episodes seem to feel shorter and shorter (maybe because there are less bakers?). Though previous episodes have seen the bakers face some real challenges, patisserie week seems like the most difficult so far! With the presentation being the key element with bakes of […]

The Great British Bake Off Bake Along 2019: Week 8 – Pastry Week

Pastry week on The Great British Bake Off saw some really challenging bakes! I love pastry, whether it is in the form of a pie, sweet treats such as croissants and pain au chocolat or a delicious choux filled with cream and topped with chocolate sauce. For the signature round, the bakers made savoury Tarte […]

The Great British Bake Off Bake Along 2019: Week 7 – Festival Week

A week has almost passed since Festival Week on The Great British Bake Off! We saw the bakers challenged with some really tricky bakes as well as something more traditional. For the Signature, they baked their favourite yeasted festival buns, with each one telling a story and could be inspired by any festival around the […]

The Great British Bake Off Bake Along 2019: Week 6 – Desserts

After everyone recovered from the week 5 double elimination of Helena and Michelle, we went into Dessert week feeling a bit more positive with the promise of seeing the bakers create some delectable delights! For the signature, they made layered meringue cakes! Meringue layered with lashings of whipped cream and fresh fruit is my idea […]