For Pastry week this week on Great British Bake Off the remaining bakers were challenged to make Danish pastries for the Signature round, a Bakewell tart for the Technical and filo pastry amuse-bouches for the showstopper. As I was hit by a nasty cold at the end of last week and had no energy left, I went for a plum Bakewell tart as I had no creativity for anything else!
The theme this week on the Great British Bake off was Batter, a new theme which some have found quite controversial – is it really baking?! And you can’t possibly have missed the other news that the show will be going over to Channel 4 and no longer be presented by Mel and Sue – sad news as I think it will become commercialised, and won’t be the same GBBO we all love anymore. We’ll have to wait and see I guess.
For Batter Week, the bakers had to make signature savoury filled Yorkshire puddings, lace heart-shaped pancakes for the technical, and churros for the showstopper. I thought Benjamina did really well to win Star Baker. I was a bit sad to see Kate leave though as I liked her, and her previous bakes. My bake for Batter Week is pumpkin spice churros. I love pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin spice in baking (for example in my slow cooker spiced pumpkin cake). Pumpkin spice churros aren’t a new idea of course, there are loads of them on Pinterest, along with pumpkin spice in almost every recipe you can think of. I need to try making pumpkin spice granola next I think. Or maybe pumpkin spice brownies….
On 3rd September I was invited along to the media preview of the Woking Food and Drink Festival. Along with some other bloggers and writers, we were given a preview of some of the food stalls, a tour of the Tante Marie Culinary Academy, and front row seats for a demonstration by the Fabulous Baking Brothers, as well as the chance to meet them before their show. Continue reading Woking Food and Drink Festival 2016