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Last week’s Bake Off final certainly didn’t disappoint! It was so close I really wasn’t sure who was going to win. Rich was very pleased that the technical was something he really likes, so we were looking forward to making these! The girls also love any kind of sweet bread buns, so I knew these would go down well. Click here to see how we got on.

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I can’t believe this is the penultimate technical challenge, we’ve had a lot of fun again this year trying them all out. In particular getting to try things I wouldn’t normally choose to make, the recipes always surprise us. This week was no exception, click here to see how I got on.

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Free from week on the bake off always surprises me, they make things that I would never usually attempt or things that really don’t appeal, but when I give them a go they are usually pretty good! This week was no exception, I love making sausage rolls and have tried plenty of different recipes over the years. But a vegan sausage roll didn’t really appeal – if you had told me it was a mushroom, lentil and miso pie I would have thought it sounded delicious. Click here to see how I got on.

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Oh yes, it’s caramel week! Our favourite flavour! We all love caramel here, whether it’s salted carmel ice cream, cake or in a biscuit bar, it’s a winner. So we weren’t going to pass on this weeks challenge. Click here to see how I got on.

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It was Emily’s 6th Birthday party last weekend, so I didn’t have time to do the technical challenge as I was busy making and decorating her Jungle Book themed cake (coming soon!). So after a busy 2 week half term and kids party I decided to treat myself to some baking! I absolutely love Baklava but rarely eat it and have never attempted to make it, let alone make filo pastry, so it was great to give this a go. Click here to see how I got on.

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We all love chocolate cake in our house and especially a cake with lots of buttercream and ganache! So we were very happy to try this recipe out this weekend. It also made the perfect pudding for our friends who came over for lunch on Sunday, both the grown ups and kids loved it. Click here to see how we got on.

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Can’t believe it’s week 4 of the bake off already! As we were away at the weekend, I made these for pudding on Friday night as a treat. I didn’t think there would be time to make them after school on Friday with the girls as it seems to take about twice the amount of time when they help! So I made them in stages throughout the day by myself and then baked time in time for pudding, Click here to see how I got on.

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Up until about 4 years ago I rarely baked bread, Rich didn’t really eat gluten so I didn’t really have any reason to make it. But when he started eating gluten again I slowly started making more bread and trying different things and now I’m totally addicted and bake bread at least once a week but usually 4-5 times! I make a loaf or two of milk bread most weeks, as it’s lovely and soft and perfect for toast in the morning, so I was very excited to see the bakers giving it a go. I also love trying new breads for lunch at the weekend and with the weather turning colder we’ll definitely be having soup and bread for lunch a lot more. Click here to see how we got on with our bread sticks.

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After the success of the malt loaf last week the girls were keen to have a go at making the jammy biscuits after school on Friday. Emily loved watching the GBBO again and is already planning a gingerbread biscuit construction for Christmas! Click here to take a look at our attempt at making jammy biscuits.

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We are all super excited in our house that the GBBO is back on and we couldn’t wait for it to get started! Once again we have done plenty of baking over the last year but struggled to find the time to upload any of it, so thanks to the GBBO I’ll be making a bit more of an effort over the next few months. Emily and Chloe absolutely loved watching the first episode and were very keen to help out, click here to see how we got on.

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