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Sweet and flaky, topped with chocolate, or oozing with cream, elegant choux pâtisseries are a doddle with Nancy B’s top five baking tips…
Soaked in sweet syrup and often topped with fruit, the ring-shaped savarin is not your average sponge cake – it’s made with yeast for a start.
It’s a massively great achievement for me personally, and my family, to get to the semi finals. It’s been absolutely amazing, splendid, I loved it all. I was almost at the last hurdle, and then I dropped the ball. I can’t blame anyone else but myself, I was sorry to be going but also accepted it at the same time.
Like a well-proven loaf, The Great British Bake Off’s popularity has risen to astonishing heights. Millions have watched each week as this year’s amateur bakers don their aprons and step nervously into that iconic marquee.
This week, Bake Off is going back more than 500 years to the Tudor period – and the days when Henry VIII would spend his summers in the north of England, to escape the stench of London and munch his way through the country’s produce.