My partner always saves my books to read when we go away on holiday. And every year it’s the same. He’ll look up from reading my paperback, narrow his eyes, and say ‘actually, there are quite a few things in here I recognise…’ As a writer I can’t help weaving items from real life into… Read More Christmas at the Little Wedding Shop: Coffee Cupcakes by Jane Linfoot
The countdown to Christmas starts now! And I don’t know about you my one of my absolute favourite things about the festive season is THE FOOD. So reading Lynn Marie Hulsman’s Christmas at Thornton Hall really hasn’t helped my already spiralling out of control Christmas food addiction! Throughout the book the loveable main character, Juliet,… Read More The HarperImpulse Great Christmas Bake Off
We’re almost there. After many long weeks waiting to find out who is the illustrious winner of #GBBO2014, we are almost at an end. The competition has been riveting, with trials and tribulations following some of Bake Off’s most compelling and talented contestants yet. This week the judges were harsher than ever with their specifications,… Read More Bake Off Semi Final – Patisserie!
We’re getting there! Last night we saw the Quarter Finals of #GBBO and, boy, did it feel tense. Any little slip at this stage can result in defeat. The judges are harsher than ever with their criticism, pushing each contestant to their creative and psychological limit. Despite the fact that Paul and Mary served up… Read More Bake Off recap – the Quarter Finals, Advanced Dough!
Serving up a healthy balance between the familiar comfort we all find in pastry and the glaring unknown (in the form of obscure Breton concoctions), this week’s episode of Bake Off was a winner. To begin with, the judges started off easy… relatively. Savoury parcels were the first challenge of the night, providing a variety… Read More GBBO Ep 7: Pastry