I love a good food programme, I will watch most of them and feel very hungry afterwards. I really enjoyed watching the Great British Bake Off, mainly because they covered so many areas and it has given me loads of ideas.
I got Ed Kimber’s, the winner of the first series, book for Christmas. Looking for something simple to make one day with a large craving for cake that I wanted to quickly satisfy, I made the ‘Peaches and Cream Cake,’ but with some cooking apples I had in my fruit bowl.
It is a lovely cake, quite creamy (is it says) and the caramel and fruit is just lovely. I have lots of other recipes queued up to try, I think the PB & J bars are next.
It is a lovely book, beautifully shot (unlike my photographs) but not too arty and there are loads and loads of recipes inside. I’m going to try his macaron recipe too, see if I can improve on previous attempts.
You can buy the book from most bookshops, and do look at his blog too: