It's Great British Bake Off tonight!
It's one of the few shows I put the TV on for and watch at it's scheduled time, most programs I watch on catch up but this one I have to see "live" because I just know the result will revealed to me no matter how much I avoid my Facebook news feed and also, I just can't wait to see it!
|Peanut Butter Cookies|
Now, this show is going to make you hungry (and fill you with the desire bake the night away) so I try to have snacks on hand.
Remember, when picking your snack that you are going to be feasting your eyes on some amazing home baking, as a self confessed foodie nothing is going to leave me feeling more inadequate than a nibbling a ghastly store bought foil wrapped biscuit while debating which showstopper is going to flop, crumble, sink, fall on the floor, be raw inside.
|I didn't sit in front of the oven watching these bake|
Last years Great British Bake Off Winner was Jo Wheatley and she has a sweet little book called A Passion For Baking, the recipes are simple, easy to follow and well illustrated. Many of them make perfect smug snacks for your contestant critiquing. Really, I'm awful, I loose all control and turn into one of those monstrous people that talk to the TV when GBBO is on. Do I really think I could do better?
Jo's peanut butter cookies are ready in no time. I'm not very good at following a recipe, it's used more as a jumping off point. So these have almond butter and cocoa powder too, whip yourself up a batch after tea and enjoy the show.
Who are you routing for tonight? It's pretty much a dead cert we'll be baking whatever they do tonight at the weekend, I'm compiling a mental shopping list as I watch, critique and snack - what a mulit tasker!
A Passion For Baking is worth checking out. Jo also has a fab blog and is really engaged with her Facebook audience which I find really endearing, she seems just like any one of us and she runs a competition each month asking you to cook a certain recipe from her book and post the picture.
Tonight, the contestants are doing biscuits too. Check it out BBC 2 at 8pm