GBBO October Recipe: Flapjacks

It’s October which means my Instagram feed is officially filled with one autumnal photo after another. It’s also the month where everyone wants to get cosy with fluffy scarfs and bobble hats, and your food habits turn to everything comfort, which basically means carbs. For today’s post, I decided to do the GBBO calendar recipe,…

GBBO September Recipe: Viennese Whirls

In keeping with last night’s episode of the GBBO, I’m going to start this month with the recipe from my calendar – Viennese Whirls. It was a bittersweet feeling when I saw this recipe. I love these particular sandwich biscuits, but they’re biscuits and that’s not a strength of mine when it comes to baking….

GBBO August Recipe: Frangipane Tart

With the return of the Great British Bake Off last night (and being the end of the month), it seemed appropriate to make the August recipe on my calendar and this month was the turn of the frangipane tart. I’ve made mini frangipane tarts before when I was trying to mimic my Grandma’s recipe, but…

GBBO July Recipe: White Chocolate Butterscotch Blondies

It’s July! A busy month for me full of birthdays including mine. So to kick off this month I thought I would start with the indulgent recipe from my GBBO calendar, white chocolate butterscotch blondies. Quick and easy to make, this recipe had only one tricky aspect which was evenly spreading the mixture into the…

GBBO June Recipe: Cappuccino Crème Brulées

Cappuccino crème brulées are the flavour of the month on my GBBO calendar. A creamy, coffee flavoured dessert with a crunchy topping. I’m starting to realise that these calendar recipes come with subtle tests. The vague instructions mean that sometimes a bit of research is needed. Having never made a crème brulée before, I wasn’t sure…

GBBO May Recipe: Zingy Citrus Madeira Cake

The cake tin at my parent’s house is rarely empty. Although my dad and I don’t always agree on what should be in there, we are in agreement that it shouldn’t be empty. This month’s recipe on my GBBO calendar is a zingy citrus madeira cake and I knew that this would please not only…

GBBO April Recipe: Syrniki

The last post of April is the recipe on my GBBO calendar and this month it’s syrniki (or mini lemon and raisin pancakes). My brother used to buy raisin pancakes from Tesco, he would heat them up and pour lemon juice and a sprinkling of sugar over the top, so I knew this recipe would…

GBBO February Recipe: Gluten-Free Lemon Tart

As we approach the end of February, there is one more post left to share – the recipe from my GBBO calendar, a gluten-free fresh lemon tart. And after the success of last month’s recipe, I was hoping this was going to be another winner… They say earl grey tea is best served with a…

GBBO January Recipe: Rugelach

I was obsessed with the GBBO last year, so I was pretty excited when I received the calendar for Christmas. As I jotted down important dates I took note of each recipe and looked at the variety. Some recipes I had never heard of and some I had tried before in some way or another….

Office Bake Off #2

As well as The Great British Bake Off, the Euro Championship Games was a popular conversation topic, so we combined the two and had a football inspired bake off. Same rules as last time applied and the theme was either a delicacy from one of the countries taking part in the games or just a…

Office Bake Off #1

The Great British Bake Off was the hot topic of conversation in the office on a Thursday morning over a first cup of coffee, so naturally we had our own office bake off. Of course I was only too happy to throw my mixing bowl in the ring. The theme was sweet or savoury and…