Working my way through this project, I was ready to throw in the towel (if I could find a towel…there seems to be a snag in the laundry system around here…), but in the end, the results were pretty good and the skinny boy gave it a 9/10. My patience and general mental space has… Continue reading Floating Islands (of Doom)
The last challenge this week is to sculpt a showstopper out of bread. Well, dough…then you bake it into a magnificent loaf! Contestants did a braid with “corn” (looked like wheat to me), a tear and share flower, a sweet peacock, yin and yang bread, 5-strand wreath, and a giant soccer-playing cephalopod (so if you’re… Continue reading Sculpting with Bread
What could be more English than an English Muffin? Of course, Americans say, “That’s not a muffin. THIS is a muffin.” We won’t even get started on the biscuits argument again! Most of us know what an English Muffin is, though. I have eaten my fair share of these–all pre-packaged, of course. I prefer the… Continue reading English Muffins
Welcome to bread week! The first challenge is making breadsticks! This has been pretty fun since it’s NOT sweet. Having a little bit of savory is nice. I started with a Betty Crocker recipe here, which is easy and basic. A good place to start. This is a basic breadstick with olive oil and coarse… Continue reading Breadsticks!
This next challenge is to make a chocolate cake using two or more types of chocolate. This includes decoration, so you don’t have to have a white chocolate cake batter *and* a dark chocolate batter. I’ll just have to make some white chocolate decorations to put on the top. The recipe I chose is from… Continue reading Matilda Cake
SEASON TWO! That’s right–even though I jumped ahead to make the Super American Angel Food Cake, I finally am fully into season two of The British Bake Off, and we start off the episode with any kind of sandwich cake that is NOT a traditional Victoria Sandwich. It wasn’t until watching this show that I… Continue reading Not Victoria’s Sandwich Cakes