The avid cake-lovers amongst us will know that this was an exciting week in the baking world. This week British TV viewers saw the return of one of my favourite ‘cakespiration’ shows, The Great British Bake Off (GBBO).
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the show, it consists of 12 bakers and two judges – the majestic Mary Berry, and top bread-maker Paul Hollywood. Each week the contestant bakers are given recipes which they must execute with poise and precision. Many recipes are British classics, and other recipes were created by the judges themselves! (Imagine the creator of a recipe looking over your shoulder as you attempt to re-create it, crumb for crumb!) If that’s not pressure then I don’t know what is.
In this week’s return to Season 5 the baker’s first task was to make a Swiss Roll. Feeling very inspired by the enthusiasm of the bakers I too made an attempt to recreate this baking classic…
Although this was a simple recipe I broke the ultimate baking rule and overcooked the cake *covers face* I didn’t want to believe that the cake could bake so fast! Had I followed instructions the cake would have been the perfect consistency. Nevertheless it was the perfect end to a Sunday Funday :)
Happy Sunday bakers!