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Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

It’s vegan week this week of the Bake Off and what an inspiring week! I am not personally vegan myself, but have always been fascinated at vegan food, with the substitutes for animal products including meat and dairy! This weeks episode showed me something i’ve never seen before and that’s using aquafaba in replacement of eggs. This was used for making fluffy meringue which made me wonder, can it be replaced in any recipe? And hello chocolate chip cookies!

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Lemon and Elderflower Traybake

It’s the second week of The Great British Bake Off! Who is loving it so far? My favourites at the moment are Manon (no not just because she looks like me haha) as well as Kim-Joy, Jon and it’s a choice between Rahul or Briony! Either way, they are all great personalities this year and I’m enjoying watching them all so much!

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The signature challenge this week was tray-bakes so I decided to make my own creation and as the sun is still out and the UK is looking like it’s going to get an Indian summer, I thought I’d stick with the summer flavours and play around with lemon and elderflower!

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GBBO Challenge Week Eight – Forgotten Bakes – SAVOY!

What the **** is a savoy cake? Anyone else feel the same way? I hope so, because this week I was left completely flabbergasted at some of the things being made, which is why I think they named it forgotten bakes…

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This weeks recipe is taken from Kate’s Pecan Savoy Cake, which was actually enormous on the show, but the recipe cuts it down to one simple sponge. However, I didn’t bother with the chocolate decoration, I stuck to a simple coating of icing sugar and fresh berries (and then ate it with a pool of custard!!)

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GBBO Challenge Week Three – Sticky Toffee Apple Caramel Cake

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Caramel Week! A first for the GBBO and pretty new to me too. I rarely attempt to make caramel, too many disasters and too many burns when I do! But watching the episode made me feel inspired to give it another go. This cake is absolutely scrumptious! It is a perfect Autumn treat and would even go great at a Halloween party!

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GBBO Challenge Week Two – Sparkly Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

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It’s biscuit week! Whilst I love baking, I have got to admit… biscuits can be a little average and tend not to get the big “WOW” moment when you put a plateful down in front of your guests. However, this week on bake off Stacey’s chocolate sandwich cookies were covered in edible GLITTER!!! I mean HELLO could we get anymore snazzy?

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GBBO Technical Challenge Week One – Chocolate Mini Rolls

It’s that time of the year again… The Great British Bake Off is back! Tuesday evenings are now full of joy (and hunger) with 12 new bakers entering the tent to test out their home baking skills.

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Each week the bakers are tasked with a ‘technical bake,’ which is usually a tricky recipe with minimal instructions. This year I have decided to follow their recipes and make these technical bakes at home, starting with the first technical challenge of the season – Mini Rolls!

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