Tag Archives: baking

Sweet Life with Splenda?

Have you ever tried baking with Splenda as a no-calorie alternative to sugar? Me neither, but now I’m going to give it a shot. Continue reading

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The Great Architectural Bake Off

If I had to pinpoint two things I’ve got from my dad, it’s how to stuff massive amounts of sugar in my gob, and a love of architecture mixed with urban planning. So when I caught wind of The Great Architectural Bake Off, I nearly galloped to Fitzroy Square. Continue reading

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Win Free Bakeware and Recipes from Bake Box

I’ve teamed up with bimonthly subscription service, Bake Box, to help get the word out by offering one lucky reader the chance to win a free box and have a go at using the bakeware and trying out the recipes. Keep reading for details. Continue reading

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Hot Cross Easter Creations from Paul A Young and The Bread Factory

For Easter 2015, Paul A Young Fine Chocolates has teamed up with North London’s The Bread Factory for a range of hot cross bun creations that are big on traditional seasonal flavours and offered in a fascinating variety of combinations, including a limited run hot cross bun caramel spread, truffle and brownie. Continue reading

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What Is Gluten? Lecture Baking Class at Bake With Maria!

Here’s the recipe: One heaping serving of grains from Shipton Mill, some Fresh Ginger, and a few ovens pre-set to 220 degrees. What does that make you? Maddie Salters shares her thoughts from her hands-on baking experience with Bake With Maria in South Hampstead. Continue reading

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Portugal Please: Padaria Joana Roque, Traditional Alentejo Bakery

Instant Grandma! That’s what I got my final morning of my Portugal Please road trip when I dropped by the a traditional home bakery in the village of Vidigueira where Joana Roque’s been baking the same bread in the same method for more than 40 years. Continue reading

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Popular Cake & Bake Show Returns to London (OneTravel)

The Cake & Bake Show – Britain’s biggest baking show, returns to London next month for a three day weekend filled with celebrity demos, live bake offs, skills classes, competitions and lots of opportunities to sample breads, cakes and other treats along with the chance to check out the latest and greatest baking and sugarcraft supplies. Who’s the 2013 Cake & Bake Show for? Pretty much anybody from the casual home nibbler to the fanciful pastry chef pro. Continue reading

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Win a Modern Design Measuring Cup Set and Spoon

I’ve got a Cuppa set of measuring cups and a Dash 4-in-1 measuring spoon to give to one lucky reader. Both are BPA free silicone, very attractive and dishwasher free and are excellent examples of the practical and modern designs available from Umbra.com. Continue reading

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Win a Pair of Tickets to the 2013 Cake & Bake Show at Earl’s Court in London! It’s a #pieceofcake

Alright cakeheads! Here’s one for you – a chance to win a pair of tickets to the Cake & Bake Show this September at Earl’s Court. Whether you’re a bona fide baking enthusiast or simply a sweet tooth looking for something yummy for the tummy, this show’s for you. Continue reading

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Top 5 Summer Sweets

Summer’s here (kind of) with its long daylight hours bringing with it all kinds of new opportunities to enjoy tasty treats. BBQs, picnics, sporting events … you name it! Here’s a list of my five favourite sweets for cooling down, chilling out and making the most of the season … Continue reading

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Sponsored Video: How to Make a Sugar Rose

“Clas Act” Angela Slater demonstrates how to make a sugar rose. Find out more about Clas Acts: https://www.facebook.com/#!/clasohlsonuk?fref=ts

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Follow the Bread Line to Some Amazing East London Bakeries (CheapOair)

A blend of hipster craftsmanship mixed evenly with some long standing East London traditions has led the London borough of Hackney along with the eastern fringes of Islington to yield some especially delicious baked goods. Here’s a slice by slice route to … Continue reading

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Guinness Cupcakes

It’s really cold. And I’m such a cheapskate I don’t want to turn on the heat. But if I can find a simple baking recipe then I can have something to eat and warm the flat by having the oven … Continue reading

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Win a Free Copy of Eric Lanlard’s Tarts & Pies Cookbook

Hiya. I hope you’re having a good weekend and that this sweet and easy little competition puts a smile on your face. Are you a fan of Eric Lanlard and Channel 4’s Baking Mad? Well, here’s a chance to win … Continue reading

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Can You Name This Cake by My Outsourced Content Creator from the Philippines?

Wanna know how to make a wedding cake? Check out this great post by Eloise, my outsourced content creator from the Philippines. The Wedding Cake Dilemma A friend of friend was getting married and told me one time that they do not … Continue reading

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Making Pizza Dough from Scratch

Last night I tried Baking Mad’s “how to make pizza dough” recipe, my first attempt at making my own pizza completely from scratch. The results were promising with any imperfections having more to do with my own general inadequacies in … Continue reading

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Red Velvet Cake and Cupcakes for Dummies by My Outsourced Content Creator from the Philippines

Did you read last week’s introductory post by Eloise, my outsourced content creator from the Philippines? If you did then you read about her love of baking. For her second post, I bounced around a bunch of ideas with Eloise, and … Continue reading

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The UK’s First Baking Exhibition Coming to London this September (CheapOair)

A first of its kind, the Cake & Bake Show is coming to London’s Earl’s Court this September and looks set to be the baking event of the year, with some of the hottest and freshest personalities in the industry joining together … Continue reading

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Cake & Bake Show Announced for London

A first of its kind, the Cake & Bake Show at London’s Earl’s Court this September is set to be the baking event of the year, with some of the industry’s biggest names such as chocolate maker Paul A Young, Eric Lanlard, Edd “The Boy … Continue reading

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Can Eating Doughnuts Do Good? – National Doughnut Week (Great British Chefs)

Yes, there’s a  National Doughnut Week. Before you turn away, this is not yet another junk food come lately craze from the States, this comfort food celebration is rolling into its 21st year and offers seven days of indulgence for a good … Continue reading

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Warming up to London’s Bake with Maria Baking Classes (CheapOair)

Warming up to London’s Bake with Maria Baking Classes CheapOair, November 29, 2011 Looking for a casual and friendly opportunity to learn how to bake delicious breads and cakes? And maybe make a few friends while you’re at it? Maria … Continue reading

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London Food & Drink News: 10 November 2011 (Londonist)

London Food & Drink News: 10 November 2011 Londonist, November 10 at 16:00 pm It’s all supper clubs, VIP seafood bars, birthday bashes and baking labs this week. READ MY COMPLETE POST: London Food & Drink News: 10 November 2011

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Master Baking (Har Har!) with Outsider Tart’s “Bakers Dozen” Masterclass (Londonist)

Master Baking (Har Har!) with Outsider Tart’s “Bakers Dozen” Masterclass  Londonist, February 24, 2009 1:53 PM Not content simply to let the masses eat their cake (not to mention their walnut brownie chunk cookies), “US style cake emporium” Outsider Tart … Continue reading

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