Who has been watching Great British Bake Off this year, now it’s moved channels? I think I was always going to continue watching it; obviously it was going to be different due to the new panel, but I’m glad they kept the same format. I still love it just as much!
Anyway, this is the first week I’ve managed to join in with, for the bake along this year. The first week I was on holiday, and then I’ve just been so busy. But when I saw it was caramel week, I had to join in and make something with salted caramel – one of my favourites! So I bring you this peanut-salted caramel Millionaire’s shortbread
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The August Degustabox was along the theme of back to school. None of the products in our box were actually used for school though as the box arrived just before we went on holiday, so we took it with us! There were some quite exciting products in this box; some I’d come across before and some I hadn’t.
- Enjoy 10 to 15 surprise products, many are completely new to the market!
- Receive your Degustabox every month filled with goodies.
- All for much less than you would pay in the shops!
So what was inside the August Degustabox?
The month of August seems to have whizzed by in a blur! I think it’s because I tried to get lots of work, some more fun in, and the school shopping finished before we went on holiday at the end of the month. When we came home earlier this month, it was only three days before the boys went back to school and I didn’t want to be rushing around.
I could just include everything we did on holiday in this post but then there wouldn’t be much room for anything else! So, I’m going to write about our holiday adventures separately. There is food involved, as usual, and some summer holiday fun.
As it’s only been Jacob’s first year at school, I’ve never done the whole “buying gifts for teachers” thing. He’d had five teachers over the course of the year, so I didn’t really want to spend too much money. Therefore, I decided we would go for the personal touch and make some chocolate bark!
There are so many variations for chocolate bark – you could chuck in whatever ingredients you want really. We made two different versions; white chocolate with salted caramel pretzels and fudge pieces, and milk chocolate with crushed honeycomb and dried fruit. It’s so easy to make too – it can be done in ten minutes, plus setting time in the fridge.