Too busy eating to take a proper picture

This week was dessert week on #GBBO. This time last year no one could have a conversation without first clarifying their position on Bingate. Had Diana sabotaged Iain’s Baked Alaska, and was it right that he was sent [...]

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Morning loaf

I’m running very late with my #GBBO Bake Along this week. Mostly due to going on holiday, which meant I spent last week frantically working and packing and wondering what I’d forgotten to pack, meaning there was no time for baking at all.

Plus, I’ve already [...]

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Mine, all mine

Matilda, by Roald Dahl, is the story of a book loving, maths whizzing little girl, who is nearly 5 and might very well grow up to be a criminal mastermind. She goes to school and then to war with Agatha Trunchball, a head teacher of [...]

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Last week was biscuit week on GBBO and I went to my first ever GBBO party. It was tremendous, mainly because it was a party that involved sitting on a sofa, eating biscuits, drinking cocktails and shouting: “THAT IS NOT A BISCUIT!” at the TV. I wish more [...]

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I was inspired to make this ridiculously time consuming dinner for one after listening to Ruth Rogers on Desert Island Discs. That, and having six ripe tomatoes – fat as tennis balls, their skins cracking with juice – sitting in the fruit bowl waiting to be eaten.

On Desert [...]

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You can insert your own joke about a nice crack here

Great British Bake Off is back and kitchens across the country resound with the rattle of wooden spoons against mixing bowls. As I watched episode one along with the rest of Twitter, misswhiplash [...]

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Symmetry snacks

Last week I swapped London’s swelter for the low skies and sweet air of Scotland. There was a lot of talk, before we set off, about how this was going to be a week of relaxation, balance and health. What the ‘health’ bit would involve was unclear, but [...]

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Nothing is happier than sprinkles

It’s Great British Bake Off time and I am eating cake. I’d be a fool not to. Watching GBBO without a slice of sponge is torture. Cruel and inhumane. Last year I started the series with a square of Carrot Cake [...]

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Cow yoga is an important part of the traditions of Asturias

If you’ve read my last two posts about my press trip to Asturias, then you’re probably thinking: how can I get to this land of cheese and cider and where shall I stay when I [...]

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Tortilla ice cream on a rice crisp with Joselito ham at Casa Gerardo

In Casa Gerardo, Marcos Morán is explaining why we’re eating a bowl of potato skin broth. It’s to do with his grandfather’s hands. When Marcos was little he remembers his granddad bringing potatoes into the kitchen, [...]

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