So we have reached week 6 of the excellent Great British Bake Off which means it is the sixth week of our Great Bloggers Bake Off!!! We had some more truly amazing bakesagain last week and so many inspiring recipes for people to try. Seriously, the efforts you are all putting in is fantastic and thank you for supporting this linky .
We had not one but three – yes 3! – Star Bakers last week as Helen Hollywood and myself foiund it so hard to choose just one winner! Well done to:
So back to this weeks Great British Bake Off – it was all about Sweet Dough. I loved the look of Howard’s Peachy Buns (shame they were bland though) and the inside of Becca’s Chai Tea Big Bun looked really nice too. And well done to all the contestants on those Twisted Couronnes – they looked delicious!
This means that the baking themes this week based on tonight’s show are
We will leave it up to you with your interpretation of what your bake can be from these !!
Here is what I made
- 500g strong white flour
- 1 x 7g sachet of fast -action yeast
- 3 tbsp oil
- 300ml tepid water
- 1 tsp salt
- 2tsp caster sugar
- 1 eating apple, peeled and grated and pat the excess juice from it with kitchen towell
- 50g sultanas
- 1 cup icing sugar
- drops of water
- Place all of the dry ingredients into a large bowl, taking care not to put the salt, sugar and yeast in same place
- Make a well in the centre
- Mix the water and oil together and then pour into the well
- Mix well until the ingredients form a dough
- Take the mass of dough and place onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 - 10 minutes
- Then lightly grease a bowl with oil, place the kneaded dough inside and ensure it has been moved around so it is encased in oil.
- Cover with cling film and leave in a warm place for 1 hour to prove and rise
- After an hour, punch down the now (hopefully) risen dough and turn out on to a lightly floured surface and kneed in the apple and sultanas quickly as the apple is quite moist
- Grease a muffin tray and 2 holes in another (mine was a large muffin hole tray which has 6 holes in each) with a little oil, and divide the fruit dough into 8 balls and place inside each muffin hole.
- Cover loosely with cling film and return to a warm place for 30-60 minutes
- Pre-heat the oven to 180oC / 160oC (fan) and once the buns have finished prooving, place in the oven for about 20 minutes until brown on top and cooked
- Allow to cool completely before carefully removing from the tins and allow to cool completely before adding your icing!
- To make the icing:
- Mix a little water to the icing sugar - best to add a tbsp of water at a time and mix well. If too runny add some more icing sugar and mix again, you want to make a thick paste
- Once done, dip each bun into the icing paste upside down
- MIne is more of a drizzle - but I think maybe my buns were not cooled down enough!
Now it is your turn to show us yer buns (pnar pnar) !!
Get ready, on your blogs……….annnnnnd BAKE!!
**RULES** **all recipes must be a new post and not an old one linked up
**all recipes must fit the themes set by that week’s Great British Bake Off episode
**all entries must carry the GBBO badge (designed by Annie – thank you)
**all entries must also carry a link to Helen and myself please http://www.thecrazykitchen.co.uk/p/the-great-bloggers-bake-off.html and http://www.mummymishaps.co.uk/category/gbbo
**all entries must be linked up on either mine or Helen Hollywood’s blog by 8pm each Sunday night (click on our GBBO badges to find the linky posts)
>>To co-incide with the linky and TV show finale, Helen Hollywood and myself, Jenny Berry, will be hosting a fabulous give away with some baking goodies. We hope the bloggers who take part in the begining will still be around to be entered into this!! One condition to be entered into the prize draw at the end of the linky (and TV show) is that each blogger must ensure they have linked up at least 6 GBBO blog posts – we want committment people!!! It will be a great prize too – more details to follow.<<