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Bake Off Bake Along | Italian Week

Right, you’re all gonna hate me, but I’ve not even really baked this week. I’m gonna level with you here, I’ve been going in too hard on the carbs lately. I’ve been full on, no holds barred, stuffing my face all day and all of the night. For that reason, I just didn’t wanna make and eat a pizza this weekend, it’s not something that needed to happen for my stomach. However, I also didn’t want to make cannoli or whatever the hell that show stopper situation was because that looked more complicated than it was worth. For that reason, I’m afraid I have committed an actual sin. I made cauliflower base pizza..  I was all “hey it’s fine, we’ll just have carb free pizza like all the cool healthy bloggers, they all say they’ve never looked back since using cauliflower instead of pizza dough” I know, I’m sorry, what a dick, it didn’t work and I’ll never do it again. I swear. It left me feeling a little empty (we had supernoodles for second …

Bake Off Bake Along | Pastry Week

So.. I may have consumed around a bottle and a half of wine before attempting this weeks Bake Off Bake Along. In my defence, I was at my Grandmother’s house for a sort of pretend Christmas before my little sister sods of to Canada for two years. When my sister, my Mum and I arrived just after lunchtime, the second half of the family were so drunk that there was nothing to be done but get caught up ASAP. By the time I remembered I was supposed to be making a hand raised pie, I was in absolutely no fit state to be making a hand raised pie. Given the circumstances, I feel that this had potential to go a lot worse. I mean, I have actually turned out something edible this week (a triumph, after last weeks abomination that I’m trying desperately to forget about), and it even looks half decent if captured from the right angle. I’m on the up, if we consider last week as a starting point. Regardless, this is once …

Bake Off Bake Along | Pudding Week

This weeks bake along was a monumental flop from start to finish. I’ve failed this hard before, I’ll fail this hard again. Nothing new here – and I happen to know that you love it when I fail far more than when I turn out something star baker worthy, so I’ll not be too cross with myself for I do so love to entertain you. Let’s have a look at a step by step replay of everything that went wrong, shall we? Delightful. Here we go. I’d say this “trifle” was destined for terribleness when I initially wrote off making it at all, because I was worried I’d sit and eat it all in one go and that’s not something my ever expanding waistline can really handle at the moment. Tom insisted, and said he’d eat it all if I didn’t want to, and if you’ve seen his face you’ll know it’s incredibly difficult to say no to. The point I’m making here is, my heart wasn’t really in it from the offset, I just …