Monthly Archives: August 2012

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Parisian Pina Colada Tart for the Tarvin tarts- GBBO Episode 3

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I live in a fairly typical UK provincial city, and am surrounded by people who like their food. One of the great things about my involvement with GBBO has been the opportunity for me to become aware of all the … Continue reading

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Savoury Pear (Roquefort and Walnut) Tarte Tatin

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Savoury Pear Tarte tatin was the title before it got changed. One of the odd things about Bake Off is that we were encouraged to think up interesting titles for our bakes, that in the end often got changed into … Continue reading

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Have you tried a bit of rough puff yet?

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Ok well that will have brought all sorts of search engine nutters to this blog. My own fault I know, but really in tart week, what can you do but uphold the fine tradition of barely disguised (all right then… … Continue reading

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Bagels- Doughnuts with Rigor Mortis

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Whether you’ve watched the Tuesday, weekend or iPlayer versions of episode 2, you will doubtless be aware of the new additions to the bagel lexicon. If you have made a “flagel” or a “bread roll with a hole in it” … Continue reading

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Bagels, Barberries and Barleycorn

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Well my bagels hit the cutting room floor again this week , so that’s two weeks in a row that I’m ending up posting a picture of the little critters so those of you that are interested can see what … Continue reading

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Why I felt ‘flat’ about flatbreads – GBBO episode 2

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I’ve not been eating a great deal of bread recently, not because doing anything on GBBO turned out to be a form of aversion therapy for me, but simply because I’ve been on a “regain- my- fitness, lose- the- cake- … Continue reading

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Fennel, Buttermilk and Spelt Soda Bread…with memories

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My maternal grandmother was Irish, from County Galway, and she was a striking woman. Jet black hair which had grown white by the time I came along, she did indeed look Spanish and a possible throwback to the offspring of … Continue reading