Wednesday, 19 October 2016

The Bake Off: Jumbles

How is this week the semi final of The Great British Bake Off? This series has flown by, and with it so have my bake off blog posts... Last week was Tudor week and actually I was looking forward to attempting these Jumbles - whilst normally I want to cry at the thought of a Paul Hollywood technical, this week didn't seem too bad! Here's how I got on...

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

The Bake Off: Marjolaine

What on Earth is a Marjolaine? I still have no clue, despite making one! After last week's GBBO episode aired, I received a fair few messages from people wishing me good luck with my bake off blog post. I admit that actually I didn't watch the episode until AFTER I attempted to make this, which for future reference is an incredibly crap idea... note to self, don't do that again! This week's challenge not only took up a lot of time, was extremely difficult to do with our rubbish tiny student oven but was also ridiculously expensive - thank god for my student loan as this cost me about £18!! Anyway, enough complaining (pretty sure you can tell where this is going), here's how I got on...

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

The Bake Off: Fougasse

I have never in my life heard of Fougasse, and having google translated it, I can confirm it translates from French to English as 'Focaccia'. When I saw this technical challenge, I was actually delighted - It's the first one I've done at uni, and I thought to myself "I can do that", I mean, I was kind of correct...

Sunday, 2 October 2016

The Current Favourites: September

September was an exciting month all round for me - I changed my hair, went to LFW, did work experience at House of Fraser, baked a lot and even managed to read several books! With these came a whole host of new products to try, some of which have worked their way into my favourite products of the moment, so as well as some old classics, this month's favourites are a round up of celebrating all of the new shiny things!

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

The Bake Off: Bakewell Tart

How on earth is it Bake Off day again?! Last week's technical challenge was fairly complex of pastry, jam, frangipane and feathered icing... however Bakewell tarts aren't really my thing, but of course, through dedication to my blog, I had to attempt it! I'm pretty surprised with how this turned out - keep reading to find out how I got on...

Sunday, 25 September 2016

The Review: Turtle Bay Chelmsford

Back in July I received an exciting email telling me that Turtle Bay was coming to Chelmsford - for me, this was wonderful news because there is one in Leamington Spa (near where I go to Uni) and I'd only ever heard good things, especially about their cocktails! I was invited to the launch party at the beginning of August, but unfortunately I was away, however I managed to head over there last weekend to try it out and so here I am reporting back* (SPOILER: THIS IS A VERY POSITIVE REVIEW!)...

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

The Bake Off: Lacy Pancakes

When I first saw the technical challenge for batter week, I almost, like the rest of the internet, was shocked - it seemed far too simple for week number 4! Now that I've attempted these myself, though, I've realised that it's bloody difficult to get them a) looking pretty b) looking uniform and c) effortless whilst using a squeezy bottle - it's harder than it looks!
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