Friday 16 January 2015

Christine from the Bake Off!!!

This is a delayed post from October that I haven't had time to write up - In Octobers baking club we had a special guest presenter of none other than Christine Wallace a quarter finalist from 2013 series of The Great British Bake Off! She demonstrated her 99ers that she won star baker with. Of course she made them look so easy and made enough so that we could all enjoy them. They are basicaly brandy snap cones with a lemon cream filling and then a chocolate flake to finish - heaven!!


Whilst she cooked she also told us little snippets about what happens behind the scenes of the show like for example how grumpy Paul Hollywood could be but that may have been to do with the fact that when that particular series was being filmed Paul was working on the American version of the show and was getting a little "friendly" with his co-host! By the sounds of it appearing on The Bake Off is a bit of an expensive experience as all the practice that you have to do is paid for by yourself, Christine said that she would take her practice pieces to the local fire brigade to eat up and by all accounts they were very happy. Every week the contestants had to submit their recipes to the production team who decided whether they could do them and they then ordered all the ingredients and placed them on their benches ready for them to bake.
Making the brandy snap cones

Our meetings are held in a room off the local church and its very cosy and intimate which was good - it meant we all had a good view.

Finishing Touches

Christine is such a lovely woman and had plenty of  time to answer all our inquisitive questions ! She stayed to the end of our meeting, drew the raffle and chatted to everyone in fact she was the last one to leave. She must have enjoyed it as she is coming back again later this year - will be going to that one!

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