We all Stand Together

We stand together So the New Great British Bake Off trailer at Channel 4 has been released last week and I for one felt a warm and quite proud moment seeing my Bread Lion there. The Telegraph likened it to a ” doughy olive branch saying “Yes, we know it’s a bit of upheaval but things…

Pastry day

I am doing a tutorial today on sweet Pastry where we are making Tarte au Citron, which is one of my favourites. Pastry is one of those bakes that fills some people with dread. I get lots of people saying to me, ‘ I can’t bake pastry’, so hopefully today I will help someone say…

Bread Making Myth

I have just completed my first Facebook Live for Homepride flour’s new launch of their newest edition to the family, strong white bread flour. I really enjoyed filming it, and as it was live I could see the amount of questions people had about making bread. When I thought about doing a script for the…

Homepride Pride

Today I am baking little Bread Fred rolls (Homepride Fred’s) and writing up recipe developments for Homepride Bread Flour website                                          (homeprideflour.co.uk). I was honoured some time back to be asked to front the new Homepride…

Baking Confidence

On my return to work yesterday I was asked how I started baking, and how did I learn? This person had bought many cookbooks, loved cookery programmes but was stuck and not starting to bake because of lack of confidence. So, I thought I’d sit and write down how to help those stuck with developing…

Using up the Christmas cheese

If you are anything like us here there is always cheese left in the fridge, so I have had the request to make some Pizza. However, what I have learnt is that not all cheese is great for Pizza, and it is something about how it blisters. Here I have compiled a list of some…

Happy New Year 2017

Well I hope you all saw the New Year in with style and  with some great bakes. I have started 2017 with lots of baking plans that I will share with you soon. I have renewed admiration for all those food bloggers that spend hours baking, filming and editing. I hope to be focussed enough…

Since Bake Off

Well the Bake Off has ended on the BBC, and Wednesday Bake Off nights may never be the same again. The success of this beloved show is in its natural, innocent format, the quick wittiness of Mel and Sue and the relationship between Mary and Paul. For me Bake Off has the likeability factor and…

Welcome to my new Blog

Thank you for being part of a new journey for me in writing this blog and getting to know me a bit more. You may have seen me on the Great British Bake Off 2015 along with 11 other really great bakers and of course the fab 4( Mel, Sue, Mary and Paul).  I was…