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Packed with flavour, these are real hot cross buns. I started making them with my Dad, also a baker, when I was just 9 years old. The addition of apples to the dough enhances the taste and lends a lovely, moist texture.
Simnel Cake is the traditional Easter Cake and it is supposed to be decorated with eleven apostles (in the form of marzipan balls). The twelfth, Judas, is excluded for his sins. If you don’t like marzipan, you could cover the cake with any icing and then use mini foil-covered Easter eggs for the apostles.
Restaurateur, food writer and novelist Prue Leith will be joining Paul Hollywood as judge of The Great British Bake Off when it returns to screens later this year on Channel 4.
The Cake & Bake Show, brings together GBBO winner, Candice Brown and finalists Jane Beedle and Andrew Smyth, alongside fellow contestants from the current series. Also appearing will be the 2015 champion Nadiya Hussain plus former GBBO winners, and top culinary celebrities and experts for the biggest baking extravaganza the nation has ever seen.
When they said my name that meant more to me than anyone will ever realise. I have low self belief, even though my friends and family constantly build my confidence up. So it was a big moment in my life, probably the biggest so far. I felt that everything happens for a reason, and I did it, and that makes me smile so much. In fact, I can’t stop smiling.