Paul Hollywood is the steely blue-eyed pastry chef of my dreams AND HE WAS IN CAPE TOWN. I am beyond devastated that I don’t live in Cape Town and never bumped into him and didn’t have the chance to awkwardly approach him (my husband, standing embarrassed behind me) and tell Paul how much I love his baking book (as anyone following my #RunnyBabbitLearnsToBake challenge knows).
In the meanwhile, I’ve fallen in love with his Earl Grey Milk Tart recipe.
What’s your favourite twist on an old classic? Let me know in the comments!
I’m basically addicted to The Great British Bake Off and this is largely because of:
- my deep and passionate love for all baked things
- my abiding adoration for carbohydrates
- my never-ending devotion to puns (even the terrible, terrible puns on the show)
- my inappropriate crush on Paul Hollywood (his steely blue eyes, his take-no-shit attitude, the way he kneads bread with his sleeves rolled up…)
Because of these many things, and my desire to become an Extremely Useful Person during the Zombie Apocalypse despite my general uselessness, I bought Paul Hollywood’s How to Bake book on a trip to the UK in 2015. And now, two years later, I’m going to actually Learn How to Bake on this grand baking challenge I’ve set myself, a la Julie and Julia.
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Come to mama.
Is there anything more delicious than buttery shortbread with soft, nutty macadamias hiding under the sugary topping? Add a cup of coffee and you have the perfect afternoon snack.
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