The Great British Bake Off biscuits

Did you watch the Great British Bake Off last night?

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It was Biscuit Week so with my mission to do more baking and to be inspired by the show, I will be making biscuits this week.

I have made biscuits in the past. My biggest issue is allowing enough space between the biscuits on the baking tray. I don’t think I have ever made savoury biscuits as they did in the show so that will be a new challenge. I loved the sound of some of the flavour combinations last night.

The technical challenge in yesterday’s episode was to make Florentines. As food can do, I was immediately transported back to my late mum’s kitchen at Christmas. Isn’t it lovely how food so often creates memories of special family times? It might be a very different memory for my children as I attempt them for the first time. Apparently they are easily burnt. Then there is the challenge to ensure they have a delicate lacy look and an even distribution of chocolate. Delicacy, even – not really my forte!

There was a lot of emphasis last night on making things look the same. Is uniformity important to you when you bake? Or if it tastes delightful, will that do?

I felt sorry for the two older bakers thinking how their grandchildren would love their efforts and perhaps that is what really matters.

I am not sure whether to take on the 3-D showstopper challenge. As with many things, I have great ideas in my head but making them appear in the real world is not quite the same thing. I fancy doing the solar system in biscuits. I can see it clearly in my mind’s eye.

Last week, I did not do as much baking as I had hoped. Having recently moved, we seem to have lost some of bakeware so I intend to go on a shopping spree at the weekend. My Swiss Roll did roll and tasted good so that’s a start.

Sometimes in the blogging world, people do the same thing. I did not know that there was already a linky challenge on another blog when I wrote last week’s post but was told about it on Twitter so here is a very good place to link up your relevant posts

http://www.mummymishaps.co.uk/2014/08/ginger-lemon-chocolate-biscuits-greatbloggersbakeoff2014-week2-biscuits.html

    3 Comments

    1. Corina August 14, 2014 / 6:34 pm

      Your florentines look great. I’m also trying to bake along with the bake off and I really want to have a go at them but I’m hoping to try a 3d challenge first!
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    2. Ojo Henley August 14, 2014 / 8:22 pm

      I’m loving the idea of the biscuit sculpture, I’m tempted to try one, I have to be honest. Unfortunately, my mum was a dreadful cook, so burning smells tend to remind me of my younger days haha xx
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