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………..
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.
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.
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.