Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Great British Bake Off...bake-along

Apologies for the blog hiatus. It's not been a very crafty summer but now that Great British Bake Off is back on our screens I'm inspired to get back to baking and am going to attempt to bake something from the show every week. (American friends do you know bake off? It's like British summer, cups of tea, yummy cake, beautiful summer gardens and lovely contestants all rolled into one).

Week 1 the contestants had to make a Swiss roll, and I attempted a raspberry and fresh cream version, which was not massively successful. Might come back to that one another time.

The week 2 technical challenge was florentines, and I have wanted to make these for ages. Plus, they came out really well so I was chuffed. The main 2 issues were a) being in the supermarket with no phone signal and having no idea what angelica was, so I made them without and b) I forgot to put fork marks in most of them before the chocolate dried. Luckily neither seemed that important and they were really tasty - a lovely sweet toffee-y crunch with dark chocolate. (Angelica is a candied green herb, in case you were wondering). Apologies to Mary Berry but I used the Delia recipe...I will have to try both sometime and compare.

I am definitely going to make these to take to a dinner party and maybe for homemade Christmas presents.

Great british bake off florentines

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