Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Great British Bake Off

So an end of an era.... The bake off as we know it is coming to an end. I am very sad as I love the bake off - it works perfectly with Paul and Mary and cheeky Mel and Sue. Not sure what the new version will be like next year but I am sure that I will watch it!

This year I decided to have a go at a few of the technical challenges and some of the bakes..... It was hard work doing this each week so I missed a few of them! I also joined in with the Twitter peeps which was fun as there were some lovely comments.. I am starting to get the hang of this Twitter thing !

So for the first challenge I made some Jaffa cakes. They looked simple to make and they were and I would probably make them again and this time try to make them neater!

It was a bit fiddly getting the chocolate on and the kitchen looked a nightmare!
Another challenge was a Drizzle cake - one of my favourites and I decided to have a go using my Bundt tin and I was really pleased how it came out...

This was a classic Lemon Drizzle cake - my favourite!

Next it was Viennese whirls - again something I hadn't done before. I had some help from Molly on this one...

She drew the circles that I needed to pipe the biscuits on to

In Hindsight I realised that I made these too large! They tasted lovely but were very rich you could only eat one!!

The next challenge was Gingerbread houses and I didn't have time to make these! So I made some Gingerbread cupcakes with lemon icing sprinkled with mini gingerbread men.

These were very easy and delicious and would make them again.

Next up was a Bakewell Tart - again one I haven't made before, I'm not too keen on the icing so I did a 'drizzle' effect!

I missed out a few after this as I couldn't keep up! wasn't too keen on Bread Week so made this delicious Chocolate and Orange Brioche. I couldn't believe how easy it was to make!

 It was a bit time consuming but I quite liked making it in stages ..

This is definitely one that I would make again it was light and melt in your mouth tasty..
I really enjoyed these challenges and love doing things out of my comfort zone. I'm already now for some Christmas Baking challenges....

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