The Bake Off Is Back!

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Holy moly it is almost here. A whole year of waiting has passed, and The Great British Bake Off (GBBO for those who like an abbreviation) is literally around the corner. As I sit here waiting eagerly in anticipation, I can’t help but feel the distinct urge to channel my inner Paul Hollywood and hop aboard the bready bandwagon. Continue reading


Back To Hollywood

Paul Hollywood's Bloomer

It’s been far too long since I last rambled on about my love of the king of bread – Mr. Paul Hollywood. When the US version of The Great British Bake Off (The American Baking Competition) was aired, the press there even described him as ‘the George Clooney of baking’. I’m not sure I would go quite that far, but he is certainly a kneading god, and his dough-filled repertoire is impressively extensive. Continue reading

Kitchen Favourites

Happy New Year! Rather overdue, I’ll admit, but better late than never, eh? After a good few weeks jam packed with family, friends, and food ‘a plenty, I am back in action. Ready and raring to go, if you will. And what better way to begin a new year than by sharing my latest kitchen additions? Sharing is caring after all. People who know me are well aware of my kitchen shop addiction, so it came as no surprise to find that my Christmas gifts were largely culinary related. No complaints here! Other than perhaps the distinct lack of storage space my kitchen has to offer. Although that’s probably due to the sheer volume of stuff it is forced to harbour. Continue reading

In Your Face, French Plait!


Ok – so remember that time I said that the eight strand plaited loaf from The Great British Bake Off blew my mind (#callmemrshollywood)? Well. Yes – it still blows my mind, but believe it or not I ACTUALLY DID IT. Granted, Paul Hollywood would probably rip my bake apart for being overly underly worked, proved and baked, but it tasted great and apart from an unintentional bulge at one end, it looked bloomin’ marvelous!  Second ever loaf, people. Bow down to me. Continue reading