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The Great British Bake Off

Cooking has seen a resurgence over the last couple of years and in turn this has led to the TV schedules being filled with programmes dedicated to food, in particular baking. My favourite of these has to be Great British Bake Off (GBBO). I love how it is accessible for all (many of my primary pupils love watching it) …

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Creatures & Flowers Cupcake Class with Holly Bell

For those of you who watched the second series of Great British Bake Off will be familiar with finalist Holly Bell. I was a fan of hers from the first episode because she’s local to me, has a similar obsession with Bakewells and (according to insistent family & friends) we are very similar look wise and mannerisms. …

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Why Golden Syrup is so good for you – Brandy Snaps

brandy snaps filled with cream

According to the Tate & Lyle Golden Cookery Book,  circa early 1960’s, I picked up on holiday Golden Syrup is really rather good for you. Golden Syrup isn’t just one sugar – it’s three: sucrose, glucose and fructose. So it gives you triple-sugar-energy. One reason why Golden Syrup is so good for children is that it stops …

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