All posts tagged: madeira cake

Check out my crack and master the art of candied peel | #bakeoffbakealong

Obviously, I’m talking about the crack in a Madeira cake, you total creeps. How exciting is this? Great British Bake off is finally back on our screens, Wednesdays are worth waking up for again and a handful of bloggers (myself included, obviously) are baking along with the show! Be sure to familiarise yourselves with Ala and Amanda who are hosting, and keep an eye on the #bakeoffbakealong hashtag to see what everyone else is up to. The first episode of GBBO was everything I wanted it to be and more. Poor Stu (who was the most talked about on social media apparently, presumably because Twitter has decided it doesn’t like hipsters anymore) was the first to leave the tent and the 70s saw a revival in the chocolate gateaux round. I haven’t decided my favourite to win yet but I want Flora (or as she’s known to me, “New Martha”) to be my new BFF and I’m head over heels for Tamal. I know I’m not alone on both counts. The gateaux appealed to me, but man …