So, at last, here is the final bake from my Home Bake Off Challenge. I have to share credit with Danny for this one because he helped me to make it, even though I’m not sure any of it is actually credit-worthy! I’ve realised that one of the things I like most about Danny is his willingness to get involved in my hobbies and interests, even if they aren’t right up his street and involve him wearing a pink pinny. He is definitely a keeper. We made Raspberry Millefeuille, an elegant composition of rough puff pastry, Chantilly cream, raspberries, jam and icing. Danny made the pastry and dealt with the icing whilst I made the jam and Chantilly cream and put it all together.
Danny did his best with the pastry but it was so difficult to get right. We would both really like a pastry lesson from an expert. We just about managed to salvage enough usable pastry to make two Millefeuille (you are meant to make six) but they looked just about ok, don’t you think? For two extreme novices?! I am sad GBBO is over for another year but was delighted that Nadiya won. I feel like a kindred spirit, being a young stay at home mum who enjoys time in the kitchen. That is probably where the similarities end because she is extremely good at baking but she inspires me to try and improve. That KitchenAid has seen a lot of activity in the past ten weeks! I can’t wait to start Christmas baking…
Good bits: The jam and cream? I jest. The icing was well rolled and did not stick to the kitchen surface.
Bad Bits: The pastry was very difficult and unfortunately broke apart. We would both love to know why!
Baking lesson learned: Do more baking with my husband. It makes for a happy home 🙂
Thanks for your kind messages when I was struggling to know whether to continue blogging. I have decided to stick around and just post a little less regularly because I love this space and I don’t want to lose it. It is my place to share the things that matter to me and I forget sometimes how valuable that is and how worthwhile it is to keep going. So you’re stuck with me for now I’m afraid!