Well, week 1 of #GBBOBakeoftheWeek went quickly didn’t it? Great to see so many bloggers baking along with us in biscuit week. More about that later though – for now its all about my favourite week, Cake Week! I had actually already baked a cake for cake week but from watching the end of last week’s show it seemed unsuitable so promptly popped a good old favourite in the oven: My Coffee & White Chocolate Marble Traybake.
No matter how many marble cakes I bake, my girls still find the mixture of colours magical. Its the easiest way of making a cake slightly more exciting – simply don’t mix the two halves together very well. This is a cake made for devouring. There’s no need to tart it up with intricate decorations so crumbled white chocolate pieces scattered over the top as soon as it comes out of the oven is just perfect for us. The heat of the cake helps most of the chocolate to adhere to the cake so it doesn’t crumble all over your lap as you are sneaking another piece whilst watching GBBO.
And so, back to all of your bakes from last week. Fantastic to see so many people baking along with the new series of GBBO – Another reason that I love this time of year so much is people getting back in the kitchen.
Jenny and I had the job of choosing our Star Baker for the first week and are delighted to announce that this honour goes to, Corina from Searching for Spice with her super cute 3D Duck Biscuits. I believe they even featured on the #GBBO spin off show, An Extra Slice too! Congratulation to lovely Corina.
Our other bakes were so varied in ideas, looks and flavours – I just adore the way baking can really bring out a baker’s personality.
Shell Louise made what it said to be the oldest biscuit recipe in the country, Grantham Gingerbread. What a great regional bake!
Janice from Farmers Girl Kitchen shared her beautiful Chocolate Orange Scottish Shortbread biscuits – One of the best flavour combinations in the world!
Anca’s Lifestyle must still be having a lie down in a dark room after her mega week of baking where she baked 181 biscuits – See her collection here
An updated version of a childhood favourite, Malted Milk Biscuits from A Strong Coffee (Did anyone else call them Cow biscuits when they were growing up?)
I’m super impressed with The Beesley Buzz for getting completely in the spirit of GBBO by weighing her biscuit dough. That’s commitment for you! Her Cornish Fairings look just great.
Cook Style substituted golden syrup for grape Molasses which is a new ingredient to me – her Grape & Raisin Biscuits sound and look great.
Tanya from Mummy Barrow’s Bourbon Creams – They look so much tastier than the packet versions!
Something Sweet, Something Savoury’s Empire Biscuits – They look utterly perfect.
Jenny’s Funfetti Custard Creams – A new spin on a old classic
My own Ginger & Lemon Oat Cookies – Thanks so much for all your lovely comments and shares about them!
It’s Not Easy Being Greedy’s Homemade Hobnobs – Again, so much more appealing than the packet versions (And we get through a LOT of packs of Hobnobs!)
Curly’s Cooking describes her Peanut Butter Cup Cookies as soft, chocolatey and big. Works for me!
Thanks once again to all you wonderful bakers for joining us in this GBBO journey!
Cake Week #GBBOBakeoftheWeek
And so to this week’s linky which is now open:
The categories were:
- Gateaux Vert (Which used to be my favourite cake to make when I worked on the cake counter at Morrisons as a student!)
- Showstopper: Chocolate Collar Cake (Eek!)
Where we will share:
- Twitter, Pinterest, Yummly, Mix, Facebook (where possible) aswell as comments on all posts and a link in the next week’s roundup.
Please include a link to my blog or this post (https://casacostello.com) and Jenny (http://mummymishaps.co.uk) and include the badge & our super long hashtag #GBBOBakeoftheWeek. Thanks for joining in!
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