This is only the second week that I’ve managed to join in with the Great Bloggers Bake Off this year; the last time was for caramel week. I actually had time this week, and seeing that there was a completely new category added to the mix, I thought I’d give it a go. I’d only heard of two of the three bakes this week; pizza of course, and cannoli. I had literally no idea what sfogliatelli was though…
I was surprised that pizza was the technical, but after attempting it myself I can see why! I’ve made my own pizzas before so I thought I would be fine with it, but nope. I managed like a proper Bake Off contestant though and hid my mess!
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Breakfast is well-known to be the most important meal of the day. Well, it’s also one of my favourite meals of the day. You know, when you haven’t eaten all night, and you’re just so looking forward to getting that first piece of food in your mouth! Being a Slimming World target member I can still enjoy a whole array of breakfasts; cereal, fruit, yogurt, toast, pancakes, bacon butties, “fry” ups. You name it, it can almost definitely be made Slimming World friendly! But, did you know that there are breakfast tribes, as recently identified by Milk&More?
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
Nowadays we’re more disconnected to the sources of our food than ever. The growth of supermarkets means that we choose convenience over quality and often don’t have a clue where the products we’re buying were grown, how those involved in the production process are treated, or what additives, artificial colours or pesticides are used on them before they reach our plates. So why not start taking matters into your own hands and producing more of the food that you consume from in your own home. Of course, you’re not going to be able to make absolutely everything you consume yourself. But small steps are positive. Here are a few ideas to get you started. Read more