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The Great British Bakealong – Episode 2

Hey Cake Chums and welcome back to Mr Baker’s Cakes: The Blog!

If you’re keeping up with The Great British Bake Off, then you will already know that this week was Biscuit Week and the bakers were tackling a whole host of biscuit-based challenges set by judges, Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith.

As I announced last week, once again I am baking along with the bakers in the tent and for this year’s edition of The Great British Bakealong, YOU get to decide which challenges I take on!

In this week’s The Great British Bakealong – Episode 2, you decided that you wanted to see me tackle the Signature Challenge, so, in today’s video, I will be attempting to bake a batch of 36 Florentines – which, incidentally, I have NEVER made before.

Just a bit of an advance warning… stacked alongside the previous five years of baking along with The Great British Bake Off, it wasn’t my MOST successful bakealong challenge, but as I recall, you guys do seem to enjoy it when things go wrong, so you’re really going to love this week’s episode!

Check out The Great British Bakealong – Episode 2 below and be sure to let me know what you think of my bake.

If you want to ensure you don’t miss a future episode of The Great British Bakealong, be sure to head over to YouTube and hit that big red subscribe button! And if you decide to have a go at one of this week’s challenges, be sure to tag me on social media so I can come and check out your bakes…

But, until next week guys… happy caking!

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Introducing The Great British Bakealong 2020!

Hey Cake Chums and welcome back to Mr Baker’s Cakes: The Blog!

The Great British Bake Off is BACK and you know what that means… my weekly bakealong challenge is back too!

Long time followers will know that for the last five years (I think…?), I have been baking along with the talented amateur bakers of The Great British Bake Off and 2020 is no different… Introducing The Great British Bakealong 2020 – every week for the next ten weeks, I will be attempting to bake along with the bakers in the tent – and this year, I AM switching things up!

Rather than exclusively baking along with the Technical Challenges like in the last few years, in 2020, YOU will get to decide which challenges I take on!

In this week’s first episode, the vote was overwhelmingly in favour of the Signature Challenge, so, in today’s video, I will be attempting to create my very own original Battenberg Cake recipe.

I’ll warn you, as I’m introducing the challenge – as well as baking two cakes, whipping up a batch of ganache AND making from scratch – this week’s episode is a little longer than the norm, but hopefully they won’t all be quite so feature length… 😉

Check out episode one of The Great British Bakealong below and be sure to let me know what you think of my bake.

If you want to ensure you don’t miss a future episode of The Great British Bakealong, be sure to head over to YouTube and hit that big red subscribe button! And if you decide to have a go at one of this week’s challenges, be sure to tag me on social media so I can come and check out your bakes…

But, until next week guys… happy caking!

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Baking along with the Great British Bake Off: Week Four – DAIRY

Hey Cake Chums!

It’s week four of The Great British Bake Off and, this week, it was the first EVER Dairy Week!

Every week, during series 10 of GBBO, I am attempting each episode’s technical challenge – following the same rules, timings and recipe as the bakers in the tent – filming the entire experience and sharing it over on my YouTube channel.

In dairy week, that meant I was tackling Prue Leith’s take on a 600-year-old classic: Maids of Honour – reported to be Henry VIII’s favourite dessert – with one very unusual ingredient.

Check it out in the video below…

Or click here to watch it over on YouTube.

Have you watched this week’s episode yet? Did the right person go home? Will you be attempting any of this week’s bakes? Let me know in the comments…

If you want to follow along with my #bakealongwithGBBO adventures, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel and, if you would like to receive a notification every time I upload a new video, you can also hit the bell icon.

Thanks so much for watching guys and I’ll see you on Sunday for another issue of Something Sweet magazine!

xx

 

If you fancy having a go at Prue’s Maids of Honour, you can find the recipe here.