Review: Westfest 2012

    This Saturday I went with my mum to West Didsbury to check out Westfest 2012, a street festival involving all the local business owners in the area. The shops and eateries spilled out onto the street to offer discounts, free tasters, and raffle prizes. It was gazebos and bunting aplenty, and even the…

Trifle Cupcakes

It’s the year of the jubilee and the year of celebrating everything British! Trifle is a long established classic British dessert that has been made in England since 1596. It started out life a flavoured cream, but has since gone on to develop further layers of sponge, fruit and custard. There are so many variations of trifle,…

Bagels Bagels Bagels: GBBO Week #2

  Episode 2 of The Great British Bake Off was all about bread! Most bakers are more familiar with cakes (myself included), so bread week always sorts the best from the rest. The contestants made flatbreads, an 8 plaited loaf, and bagels. I was particularly impressed with Brendan’s attempt (picture below) – seriously they look perfect! Although Paul Hollywood was…