Tuesday, September 17, 2019
I am obsessed with the Great British Bake Off. I first saw a couple of episodes when I was visiting Gman and his people, then my local PBS station started showing it (or I just noticed it). I watched one season and the second season started, really I don't know what season the show is as I just discovered it on PBS but the season I'm watching aired in 2015.
I decided to bake everything the contestants have to bake, I mean, it makes so much sense to do this especially since I don't eat sugar and flour, and my husband doesn't have a sweet tooth. But bake I must, so I might as well bake from this show!
The first week was cake. Three bakes every week means three cakes to bake!
I started with Madera cake. I've never had it or heard of it before. I went to Pinterest to get a recipe and set to work. Now, Mary Berry made a big deal about the crack on the top, I would not have faired well because mine did not have a crack. I even googled "how to get a crack on Madera cake" but I didn't get a lot of help.
The other seemingly important item was to have candied fruit that was very brittle and clattered if dropped on a plate. My candied fruit was a little soft but as it dried, it firmed up quite a bit. Again, I probably wouldn't have been star baker with this bake.
It was good, I had one bite to see what it tasted like. It was sweet and lemony. I sent half across the street to my neighbor and half I took to work. The neighbor and the office are pretty happy I gave myself this challenge.
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