Bakers in the South East are being urged to grab their mixing bowls and whip up some cash, as ‘The Great Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off’ returns this March. The pie is the limit as chefs, cooks and cake-lovers across the region are being asked to mark the return of the show by creating their very own signature bakes to raise cash for Stand Up To Cancer, a joint fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4.Fans can take inspiration from a host of celebrities including comedian Russell Brand, University Challenge’s Jeremy Paxman and Olympic boxer Nicola Adams. They can join the stars putting their baking skills to the test by hosting their own baking fundraiser. A free pack is available full of ideas on how to raise vital dough for life-saving research.To help them get started, budding bakers can kit out their kitchens with a new range of eye-catching Star Baker themed merchandise available online and from Cancer Research UK shops across the South East.The … [Read more...] about Get baking for Stand Up To Cancer with the Great British Bake Off
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SHE’S survived the heat of the Bake Off tent and served on the front line in Afghanistan – and 2017 winner Sophie Faldo knows which one she’d rather face. The champion has revealed she is heading back to the Army after plans for her first cookery book hit the skids. Sophie, who served in Helmand Province in 2009 and 2010 as a captain in the Royal Artillery, has applied to resume the role she left in 2015. Sophie said: “It is similar to the job that I have done in the past and it involves dealing with different kinds of artillery. “I know it sounds really mad but actually I don’t like not going on tour. “Now I want to go out on tour again and the job that I want to go into is quite frontline and back in Afghanistan, so I hope that I will get it.” I revealed last month how Sophie has scrapped her first cookery book after splitting with her management. She won Bake Off in its first year on Channel 4 — the year judge Prue … [Read more...] about Great British Bake Off champ Sophie Faldo to swap the kitchen for frontline Army role in Afghanistan after cook book plans hit the skids
Former Great British Bake Off finalist triumphs in Christmas special BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Affable garden designer Jane Beedle has been crowned star baker in The Great Christmas Bake Off. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/film-tv/news/former-great-british-bake-off-finalist-triumphs-in-christmas-special-37657718.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/film-tv/news/article37657712.ece/59ea7/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_37fb1cee-8cb4-48a0-abf8-0f7a3313f8b4_1 Email Affable garden designer Jane Beedle has been crowned star baker in The Great Christmas Bake Off. The 2016 finalist triumphed in all three challenges to beat fellow returning contestants Liam Charles, Flo Atkins and Andrew Smyth. Clasping her Bake Off trophy to her chest after being named winner, she said: “I’m almost lost for words. It’s so lovely to win it. “It’s going to have pride of place somewhere. There is no way I am going to hide this under a bushel.” … [Read more...] about Former Great British Bake Off finalist triumphs in Christmas special
THE Great British Bake Off remains, for many, the highlight of their summer but in recent years the show's Christmas special has been a treat for baking fans. The judges and hosts are set to return for another festive treat but when will it air and who will be appearing? Here's the lowdown... When is the Great British Bake Off Christmas special on C4? The iconic baking show's Christmas special will air on Christmas Day (Tuesday, December 25). It will kick off on Channel 4 at 8 pm, but that's not all. Come New Year's Day, there will be another special at 7:40 pm. Prue Leith will be alongside Paul Hollywood once again and presenters Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding will also be back to preside over the festive fun. Who will be appearing? Last year a number of series seven bakers - the last batch to appear on BBC One before the move to Channel 4 - made a welcome return to the show, with baker Selasi Gbormittah leading the fore. This … [Read more...] about When is the Great British Bake Off Christmas special on C4 and who will be appearing?
SINCE hitting the headlines on Great British Bake Off two years ago, Co Down man Andrew Smyth has been combining his passion for cooking with his day job as an engineer. As if that weren't enough, the Holywood GBBO finalist is now promoting pork from his native Northern Ireland in the run-up to Christmas, a time of year he's particularly looking forward to.“I love cooking, especially at Christmas, as there's no better time to enjoy food with your friends and family," he says.Andrew has whipped up these two Christmas canapés for us to try at home. They're quick and easy to make, an added bonus being that Northern Ireland assured origin pork "is among the best and tastiest in the world" according to Andrew.:: Andrew Smyth is a brand ambassador for the Northern Ireland Pork and Bacon Forum; visit NIPork's Facebook or Instagram page for more of Andrew's recipes.PORK MINCE AND CRANBERRY SLIDERS300g Northern Ireland pork mincecranberry saucesageparsley1 onion, dicedmini … [Read more...] about Great British Bake Off finalist Andrew Smyth shares two Christmas canapé recipes