While recovering from a fractured ankle and surgery, Becky and I started watching a show called “The Great British Bake Off”. Sad to say, we became enthralled. These people have no training but have taught themselves to become bakers. Not only that, they were lovely people who were kind and generous to each other, despite being in a competition. I was unable to go Christmas shopping, so I shopped online and found “Bake Off” cookbooks. I ordered two, plus a book by one of the judges, Paul Hollywood. We have been inspired to bake! We have made Olive Breadsticks, Priddy Oggies, and Rosemary Crackers from the Bake Off books as well as attempting Sourdough Bread, Whole Wheat Bread and Bagels from a Larousse Bread book.
Becky and I decided at New Years that we wanted to become better bakers. I still have limited mobility and it’s something productive we can do from home. So far the results have been very encouraging, so we sat down and wrote a list of everything we wanted to bake. There are 31 items. Can we complete the list by the end of the year?
There are lots of things I want to write about following my injury but for now, I’ll just repeat the Bake Off presenters, “On your marks, get set, BAKE”!