National Baking Week Bakewell Bake

Its National Baking Week, so we could hardly let it go by without trying our hands at something new, exciting and unknown. Unknown bakes may be slightly easier for us to find than most, being far more qualified in the nombling department, however, we shall guide you through our first experience with this particular classic!

Gym trips complete, and therefore all guilt erased, we started work on this wonderful bakewell tart. Of course we did the usual, and traipsed the net and our (somewhat limited) supply of cookery books, for the elusive one true recipe that would lead us to instant baking perfection. Needless to say such did not exist, as everyone seemed convinced that theirs was the ideal. So many tiny variations, for essentially the same thing! The result? We picked and mixed and added our take to the bunch with the Baking for Idiots’ Bloomin’ Brilliant Bake of a Bakewell!

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Magnificent Monkey Muffin Method

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Great British Bake Off Inspiration

After a stressful week I finally found myself with a free afternoon, and decided to utilise this glorious batch of emptiness in the best possible way; by baking some English Muffins. I must say, it was definitely inspired by my programme of the moment- the Great British Bake Off. I searched far and wide for muffin recipes, noting their differences and eventually created the ‘Baking for Idiots Monkey Muffin Method’.

You would think that after watching the trials faced by these talented bakers I would be put off by such a culinary challenge, but no… I bounded on into the unknown with the enthusiasm (and unfortunately, also the skill) of an excitable Labrador. Afterall, how hard could it be?!

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