This was fun…although my whole body is going to pay for this later, I think. Ow. Wanting to use the same recipe that the contestants used on the show (mine being more detailed than their truncated technical challenge directions), I found the BBC version of Paul Hollywood’s recipe here. I had to omit the sunflower… Continue reading Braided Bread
So the flatbread challenge had two parts–one with yeast and one without. I did the without yeast last time, and had to wait until I had a large enough window of time to make the with yeast…today I had no big plans (just a trip to the chiropractor) and the weather has been overcast and… Continue reading Fluffy Flatbreads of the Mediterranean
The next challenge is flatbreads! First–I love bread. I love making bread, I love eating bread, and I love the simplicity … and yet complexity … of bread. I’ve never made flatbreads before, so this is a new experience! I’m going to start with the easiest of the challenges, a non-yeasted flatbread. This usually involves… Continue reading Flatbreads
The third challenge in cake week is a hidden design in a cake. Contestants did flowers, crowns, cupcakes, a bird and a nose, and many other great ideas. A long time ago, I bought a checkerboard cake kit from Pampered Chef. I’ve made a few cakes with that (with varying results) so I thought I’d… Continue reading Bog Body Loaf
Next episode in Cake Week: The Beginnings was Paul Hollywood’s Rum Baba. This is some kind of 70s throwback that I had never heard of, but it sounded good, so let’s go. The recipe is found here, on the BBC web site. Easy enough to follow and it has some American translations for temp and… Continue reading Baba BOOM!
It’s been a while–taken a bit of a vacation from the British Baking–but I felt the itch to whip something up for a visit from a friend. Beks is one of the best people I know in the world and we have a great time being weird together. Having tea and all the trimmings is… Continue reading Back in the Kitchen