Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Let's Get Technical Great British Bake Off 2016 - Batter week

Week 4 in the (not) tent saw a Great British Bake Off first with Batter week.

Social media was a buzz with home bakers boycotting this week's challenge due to the simplicity of batter. I actually found this the most challenging of all the technical challenges in the history of bake off. 

There is a try skill in achieving the perfect pancake especially mastering the right cooking temperature. 

You can see from my 12 lacy pancakes it is not a skill I have mastered and if I were in the real tent I would have been served a Mel and Sue sandwich. (eliminated for those not as familiar with bake off)

I had seen lacy pancakes previously in the excellent book Great British Bakes by Mary-Anne Boermans (GBBO 2011) and will have to study up to improve my skills. If you have the chance to check out Mary-Anne's book I highly recommend it as all the recipes I have tried have worked perfectly. (not sponsored)

If you'd like to give lacy pancakes a try here is the recipe

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