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Franny’s #GBBO Bakeathon Challenge – Week 4 (Plum & Marzipan Tarte Tartin)

Who knew desserts could cause so much trouble?logo

As if she had predicted her fateful involvement in #bingate, Diana muttered ‘You never know with those puds’ over her self-saucing pudding cups.  Who would have thought that this cheery WI baker would become the subject of such wrath and fury?

Wow. Talk about drama. I mean, the stolen custard of yesteryear had nothing on this. Continue reading Franny’s #GBBO Bakeathon Challenge – Week 4 (Plum & Marzipan Tarte Tartin)

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Franny’s #GBBO Bakeathon Challenge – Week 3 (Chelsea Buns)

Happy Bank Holiday everyone! 

I’m not sure about where you are, but here in London we have absolutely miserable weather today. Not great for all those lovely Bank Holiday outdoor plans  that some may have: cycling in the park, touring the city’s book benches, watching outdoor theatre – nope. Today is definitely an inside day. And how better to spend those rainy hours out of the office than whipping up a treat for all to enjoy? So today, I’m offering my attempt at Chelsea Buns.

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Franny’s #GBBO Bakeathon Challenge – Week 2 (Florentines)

Biscuits.

I have to say, I’m definitely more of a cake girl, but if you offer me a good biscuit, I’m not going to say no.SONY DSC

 

On Wednesday, our friendly bakers were back and I was seriously impressed! They are such a likeable bunch this year and I’m already developing favourites: Richard the builder, with his cheeky, caricature-like-accessory pencil tucked behind the ear; Chetna, and the Bombay flavours she’s bringing to the tent’s table (she also favourited my tweet, so, slightly biased there); and Norman, because he is such an endearing character who keeps things simple and delicious (though I do admit, as impressive as his loose-bottomed cupcake tray was, he needs to step up the mark in terms of creativity in his bakes…come on, Norman. I have faith in you!) Continue reading Franny’s #GBBO Bakeathon Challenge – Week 2 (Florentines)