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Last week was pastry week on the bake off and I really don’t make much pastry as it’s very hard to make gluten free for Rich to eat so I just tend to avoid it. So I was looking forward to the challenge and eating 12 custard tarts all to myself! Click  here to see how I got on.

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I’ve been making the same mince pies for years so decided to try something different this year. I had a look through my recipe books and found Nigella’s frangipane mince pies which sounded really good. I also made my own mincemeat too and used a different recipe which wasn’t as good as Delia’s so I’ll be going back to her recipe next year! Click  here to try these mince pies.

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Em and I were both really looking forward to making this weeks technical challenge from the Great British Bake Off, we both love Bakewell tart! I actually don’t think I have ever made one, so couldn’t wait to give it a go. Click here to see how we got on

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Last night, was my last opportunity to try the technical GBBO challenge before this week’s bake off. So, I decided to give it a go. I read through the recipe a few times before I started and it didn’t seem that difficult, just quite time consuming. However, they turned out to be trickier than I thought, even with the full instructions (which seemed half complete to me so I don’t know what the contestants got given)! Click here to see how I got on.

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Mince Pies

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It’s about time we put some mince pies on the blog! If you only bake one thing this Christmas, have a go at these, they really are super, especially when they are warm straight out of the oven with a cup of tea. This recipe is from Josceline Dimbleby. This year I can’t make enough mince pies, I think I have already baked over 60, some are in the freezer ready for Christmas and the rest have been taking into the office as well as having a a few left over for an afternoon snack. Click here to try our favourite recipe.

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IMG_0937AWe are massive fans of the Great British Bake Off and I keep meaning to have a go at some of the technical challenges to see just how hard they are. So when my parents came to visit and bought along loads of home grown pears I thought I would take the opportunity to challenge my Mum and myself to have a go at baking Paul Hollywood’s mini pear pies. Want to find out who the Glover pear pie champion is?!

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