After a couple of weeks of wussing out a little bit with some easy bakes, I finally decided to take things up a notch. In my opinion if it was on GBBO it requires at least some skill, so I’m standing firmly by this in an attempt to prove I do still have some baking skill.
Even though you probably all already know (because it’s basically all I’ve been blabbing about for the last month), I’ve finally moved to La Plagne for the 17/18 winter season! In the attempts to try and keep up my blogging (long may it last) I decided to keep things simple this week: in theory you can never go wrong with lemon drizzle.
Since I’m jetting off to France soon, I thought I’d treat you all to a cheeky mid-week blog. But, since it’s also my Grandma’s birthday, I will keep it fairly brief as I have a meal to rush off and cook (don’t look too happy, I don’t ramble that much!).
After a week of offering you something slightly healthier, I thought for this post I would offer you something a little more true to form. Unlike my healthier honey gingerbread, it is safe to say there is nothing even remotely slimming about my traybake this week. But, being modest as per, it is still pretty good!
Being a baking blog I feel it is only right that I pay homage at least once over the next 10 or so weeks to the Great British Bake Off. For the last couple of years I have tried, and failed, to follow it. Since I fully expect to fail again this year even with my blog I have decided to have a go at the odd challenge and see how I get on. In these previous attempts I have also been faced with a varying degree of success. I have definitely had some pretty good bakes that would have seen me through on some occasions, but I have also had some that would have left me a long, long way from the Hollywood handshake. Unfortunately, this may have been one of those weeks. Continue reading “Lemon and Aronia Berry Iced Biscuits”
Although they are great together earl grey tea and lemon aren’t necessarily flavours you would associate with caramel. But as with my wasabi blondies I decided to give them a go and took the Dr. Pepper attitude of ‘what’s the worst that could happen?’. Fortunately this attitude paid off! While the decision was in some ways last minute on the whole they turned out pretty well. The smoothness of the tea works well with the caramel and the hint of lemon helps cut through some of the sugar. The earl grey flavour makes it a perfect tea time snack for anyone with a sweet tooth, but even if you don’t a small piece never hurt anyone! Continue reading “Lemon and Earl Grey Caramel Shortbread”
These bakewells have been on my ‘to bake’ list for ages and so I decided it was about time to give them a go! My mum really doesn’t like the flavour of almond (explaining why I have only just gotten round to making the Matcha Macarons as well) so every attempt in the past to make them has ultimately failed. However, instead of letting her be a complete party pooper I decided to have an experiment with them instead. Continue reading “Pistachio and Lemon Bakewell Tarts”