Back from an incredible weekend at Jamie Oliver & Alex James’s Big Feastival – WOW! Flaked on the sofa now with a Chinese take away, enjoying the luxury of dry feet and an inside loo.
So I’m officially a published author! The first copy of my book, B.I.Y. Bake It Yourself, arrived this week and it looks fantastic.
I’ve had a fantastic week this week getting to do some really cool things and ending in a great Father’s Day.
When you get accepted as a contestant on the Great British Bake Off, there’s a very interesting part of the contract. It warns “you will gain weight”! I have to say that with the amount of baking I’ve done over the past 18 months, it’s inevitable that it takes its toll a bit but I’ve got quite an active week ahead to start making up for it.
One of the best things about being on Bake Off was learning so many different baking techniques: pastries, tarts, éclairs, etc. But without fail, it’s cakes that prove the most popular and that I’m still asked to make most often. I’ve probably got more cake recipes buzzing around my head at any one time than anything else and cakes have kept me busy in the kitchen this past fortnight. So I’m going to share a few of my top tips…
No blog from me last week as I was captured by pirates. Thankfully I was well treated and back on dry land now to get stuck in to lots of different things.