Funday Sunday Competition

Sorry I haven’t been around for a while but I’ve been busy revising  for the first of my GCSE’s.  I’m only doing three this year chemistry, biology and physics and so far I’ve taken two and I have physics on Wednesday then yay it’s half term.

Although I have been revising I did manage to enter two cakes into  the 5th Abergavenny Great Bake Off competition.  The first was a traditional cake and I went for a layered sponge filled with homemade lemon curd and fresh cream.  This cakes were auctioned after the judging and I think this made over £20. (all towards Cancer Research & Sarcoma UK).  My entry didn’t win but I did come second with my carrot cake cup cakes in the cupcakes section although I don’t know how much they made for charity

This is a great local event and I love it especially when the sunshines.  Lots to do and a family day out.

Hopefully after my last exam on Wednesday all will be back to normal and I’ll be posting more regularly.  Have a good week………..

Myfy

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Great British Bake Off – Alternative Ingredients

This weeks Great British Bake Off was about alternative ingredients for example not baking with sugar, dairy and gluten.

My first bake was a sugar free cake and I opted for a carrot and orange cake. The sweetness of the carrot was enough to replace the missing sugar.  I loved this cake from the beginning right the way to the last slice.  The house smelt of mixed spice and the cake was really moist.  I didn’t miss having the sugar kick although my mam found it harder.  The orange frosting on the outside of the cake also added to an amazing cake and I would make it again.

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My second bake was the show stopper dairy-free ice cream rolls.  I made a caramel dairy free ice-cream with a light banana sponge.  Unfortunately it  didn’t all go to plan what with my ice-cream not freezing properly and I tried to make a pattern in my sponge that didn’t turn out as well as I wanted but the bake still tasted very yummy.

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My last bake is yeast free and perhaps one of my all time favourite foods.  Pitta bread for some reason I have never made them before and I don’t know why as they are so easy to make, needs no proving and are just made from flour and yoghurt.  Of course they taste even better than shop bought ones.

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