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Bake Off Bake Along | I Baked Buns Hun

I hate bread week. I hate it with a fiery passion. I’ve tried a few times in my short adult life so far to be a bread baking person, and each time I’ve eventually given up. I don’t know what my problem is exactly. It’s possible that I’m lacking patience at the kneading stage, that nowhere in my old house was warm enough to prove dough, that I was probably using out of date yeast half the time, or even that all of these things are true. I can’t know for sure what the exact snag was, but whatever it was really did me in. Loaves were misshapen or they didn’t rise or they were doughy and raw in the middle. I’m sure you understand, therefore, that I tend to give bread of the home baked variety a wide berth. As I’m sure you can guess, I didn’t even consider attempting the showstopper this week. If I can’t manage a single loaf of bread, I don’t fancy my chances plaiting three different kinds around one …

Bake Off Bake Along | In Which I Take the Biscuit

This weekend was a busy one. On Saturday we had to be at a black tie event by 5pm and I was so nervous about dressing up for it that I had to start drinking around 1ish. On Sunday I had to catch up on housework, make a roast and get some down time squeezed in to set me up for this week. What I’m doing here, if you can’t tell, is making excuses for how basic my bake is this week. You know I love to dazzle you, but sometimes a girl just needs to scrape by on the bare minimum, you know? So here I am again with a signature bake cop out. I made filled biscuits, and not particularly exciting ones, either. They were what sprung to mind while I was watching the show because I got a special British biscuit classics cookie cutter well over a year ago and still had never used it – this is classic me, as you are well aware. I think that’s one of my favourite …

Bake Off Bake Along | It’s That Thyme Again

I’ll be honest, I wasn’t expecting to write this post. After Love Productions ditched the BBC and Mel, Sue and Bezza jumped ship from Love Productions, I thought that’d be it for me in terms of at-home interaction. I figured I’d still watch it from time to time, occasionally tweet along with the show, but I’d said my goodbyes to active participation. Alas, here we are. Turns out I can’t resist. On Wednesday (we’re always gonna be a day behind because we don’t have a TV license) I settled in to watch the first episode of the brand spanking new series in its new home expecting to freak out. What actually happened? A pretty standard episode of GBBO as we know and love it, I’d say. Yes, Noel seemed super nervous throughout and he and Sandi might take a little more time to gel – bear in mind that Mel and Sue had been a comedy duo for years before they joined Bake Off – but I loved having him back on my telly, and …