Lemon drizzle- a cake good enough for GBBO final showstopper

  Last night's final of the Great British Bake Off – *hashtag* GBBO – saw the charming and talented Nadiya carry off the glory of winning. She has fast become the nation's baking sweetheart and when Mary Berry choked up many of the 14m+ viewers were reaching for the tissues- I know it wasn't just…

Victoria sponge sandwich

I am not In the UK at the moment and so missing the first few weeks of the Great British Bake Off #GBBO. This is the 6th year of the bake off on BBC and the first episode of this new series apparently drew over 9m viewers. That's not taking into account all the people…

Fougasse – Thermomix

Most us know Focaccia but are less familiar with the French version Fougasse- clearly Italians are much better at marketing. Paul Hollywood featured this on the follow up GBBO masterclass programme and since I hadn’t made it previously I converted it to the Thermomix. I adapted the recipe from Hollywood’s How to Bake, substituting a…

GBBO – European cake week

The technical challenge this week in the Great British Bake Off was Mary Berry's version of the Swedish princess cake. I posted my attempt at this little treasure last October using Peggy Porschen's take on the theme. I sat there feeling sorry for them not being able to use a Thermomix for the creme pat,…

Florentines and the Great British Bake Off

In Britain we are already into week three of the great british bake off (GBBO), the nation sits down with a cuppa and twitter at 8 pm, in grip of baking frenzy. Favourites have been chosen while annoying traits of others have been identified. Those still at work beg for NO SPOILERS! from family and…