All posts tagged: gbbo

Bake Off Bake Along | The Final

Well, that’s it, it’s all over. I thought it might be nice to sew up this series with something more conversational instead of attempting one last bake, because it feels as though there’s a lot to talk about, and I don’t want to distract from it all with another bloody baking fail. The Final Something bizarre happened this year: I didn’t cry. I didn’t cry when Sophie won, I didn’t cry when Sandi cried, I just didn’t cry. This, from a girl who cries at every televisual opportunity she can. Tears stream down my face at McDonalds adverts, I don’t even attempt to watch nature programmes anymore, and don’t get me started on One Born Every Minute. For me to remain dry eyed throughout all the should-be tear jerking content of the last episode of GBBO can mean one thing, and one thing only.. I was not that engaged this year I don’t know why. It might be because I’m crazy busy all round this year and I just haven’t had the energy to be …

Bake Off Bake Along | Forgotten Bakes Week

At last, something edible has come out of the kitchen for my bake along blog post. After almost a solid month of churning out bad, bad bakes (see: shudderingly awful attempt at trifle, pissed up attempt at pie, crimes against pizza), I was about ready to give up. Thankfully, having a crack at a Bedfordshire clanger has taken me back up into the more comfortable “passable” territory. Thanks to it being a forgotten bake, it wasn’t particularly easy to get hold of a recipe for the Bedfordshire clanger. I had a little skim of this one from GoodtoKnow, took a screenshot of the exact measurements of the pastry and then winged the rest – I hate constantly looking at my phone while I’m baking and my laptop is currently out of action, so I was on my own out there. The pastry is easy enough: flour, suet, cold grated butter, water and one egg. For the filling I boiled thin slices of potato and parsnip and mixed them with creme fraiche, salt and pepper. The …

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 …