Baking up a Storm!

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. 

Today we made an Apricot and Marzipan Loaf Cake from the “How to Bake” Bake Off book by Linda Collister. We still have to glaze it but it looks and smells pretty appetizing. 

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”!

About chebandbecky

I was born in Birmingham, England and emigrated to Canada in 1988. Becky is my daughter who was injured in a car accident. We are working towards her independence.
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4 Responses to Baking up a Storm!

  1. What a great idea! 31 items together by the end of 2016 sounds like a proper Baking Quest! About 3 a month after all. I hope we’ll hear all about it on your blog and you’ll share more photos to whet our appetite! 😀

  2. Oldman says:

    Your Apricot and Marzipan Loaf Cake looks great. Happy baking!

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