Bakery and Desserts, Make

Great British Bake Off Challenge – Week One Technical

he next challenge is the Week One Technical: Mini Peppermint Rolls. The Judges asked for mini swiss rolls made from chocolate cake and filled with a Peppermint Buttercream Frosting. Each roll is finished with mix of dark and milk chocolate and a white chocolate decoration. After trying this challenge, all I have to say is that Prue is evil. This is a difficult technical challenge and one I did not think I would ever complete! After trying the original recipe available on the Bake-Off Site and failing miserably with it. I went off on my own to find one that could work for me. I’m not sure if the difference in ingredients between Britain and America had anything to do with why I kept failing at this (I don’t really think it did) but the original recipe definitely requires skill. Since I do not have that skill, I made a simpler version that cheats in places… Continue Reading →

Full Meals, Make

Easy Homemade Sushi

Sushi is one of my easy go to dishes when I don't know what to eat. There is very little cooking involved and there are many combos for fillings. The main ingredients needed for sushi are rice, seaweed paper, and vinegar (I use white wine vinegar). For this roll, I used avocado, imitation crab and cucumber. My rule of 3 for sushi is 1 protein, something crunchy and something creamy. Continue Reading →