As you must know by now, from my previous posts, I love cooking!!
Especially if it involves lots of colours! 😉
Once upon a time, I used to enjoy baking far and above cooking …
… I still love baking, but now I love cooking probably just as much …
L and I don’t have a TV licence, but watch DVDs instead … with the exception of iplayer, a BBC (British Broadcasting Company) website which allows you to watch some selected TV programs on the internet, after their original broadcasting time. My hubby doesn’t use this at all, but I love it! I genuinely don’t miss TV as a whole, but I do like my cookery programs, my youth and crime documentaries and my detective dramas!! 😛 Also, as I can’t watch TV without doing something else as well, it means we have lots of homemade cards and gifts, so who’s going to complain! 😉
This week marked the final of The Great British Bake Off!!
At the beginning we had all these contestants … all amateur bakers – like ourselves! 😉
These were the two presenters … I loved their banter and the fun they had together and with the contestants!
And these were the judges – Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood. I have grown up with Mary Berry baking recipes, so I have a little soft spot for her!! 😉
The many bakes the contestants had to complete fell into three categories – The Signature Bake (something they had created themselves), The Technical Challenge (one of Mary Berry’s own recipes, but with a bare minimum of instructions and timings, all judged anonymously) and The Show-Stopper – perfect in every way and completely fabulous in appearance!
The Chocolate Roulade was one of The Technical Bakes. You saw a photo of my own Jam Swiss Roll (as it happens, one of Mary Berry’s recipes …!! 😛 ) but this is a league above …
Baked Cheesecakes were another feature – something I would love to try making someday soon!
Petits Fours featured a number of times …
… as did Pork Pies, Sponge Cakes, Cupcakes, Savoury or Fruit Tarts, French Special Pastries and many other baking masterpieces …
After eight weeks of baking and eliminations, a Great British Baker was chosen!!
I was a little bit more than rather chuffed that it was my favourite that won!!! 😉
Do you prefer baking or cooking?