• The Great British Bake Off Week Three: Bread Week
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    THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF 2023: WEEK THREE – BREAD WEEK

    Ten bakers, three challenges and one judge who knows *everything* about bread . On your marks. Get set. BAKE! **** SPOILER ALERT: This article contains details of the outcomes of each of the challenges, this week’s star baker and the third of The Class of 2023 to go home. Please don’t read on if you have yet to watch the bread week episode and don’t want to know the outcome! **** With the bakers acutely aware of Paul’s expertise when it comes to baking bread, there was a new level of jitteriness in the tent this week – neatly summed up by Rowan: “I don’t know if it’s the nerves…

  • Party rings with milk. A great snack to eat alongside The Great British Bake Off Biscuit Week
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    THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF 2023: WEEK TWO – BISCUIT WEEK

    I know we are only two weeks into series 14 of The Great British Bake Off, but I’ve got to tell you that I am completely in love with it already. Alison Hammond is a pure joy to have in the tent. I love the return to more traditional bakes. And I have a *huge* girl crush on Saku. It was slightly odd watching Biscuit Week when it aired last night as I already knew the outcome. I was lucky enough to get tickets to the recording of Bake Off Extra Slice on Sunday just gone. And as part of the process, you watch the full episode before the recording…

  • The Great British Bake Off 2023: animal cakes. A dragon cake made entirely from chocolate cake, chocolate ganache and sugarpaste icing.
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    THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF 2023: WEEK ONE – CAKE WEEK

    Well there we have it: series 14, week one of The Great British Bake Off 2023. Done. And (at least for me, in any case), it didn’t disappoint. All the elements of the GBBO we have come to love so dearly were there: laughter, jeopardy, joyfulness, nervousness and plenty of baking innuendo. Boom! **** SPOILER ALERT: This article contains details of the outcomes of each of the challenges, this week’s star baker and the first of The Class of 2023 to go home. Please don’t read on if you have yet to watch the cake week episode and don’t want to know the outcome! **** THE SIGNATURE BAKE Here we…