Wednesday, 13 July 2016

BBQ Burger Buns

Sometimes I like to shake things up so decided to flavour my bread for our slow roast pork bap.

To be fair it turned out far better than I expected so here's the recipe!! 

500g flour (any will do, doesn't have to be strong bread flour)
150g warm water
150g warm milk
7g dried yeast (14g fresh yeast)
Pinch of sugar
Pinch of salt
10g oil
Knorr BBQ paste

In a bowl chuck the flour salt and sugar.

I always weigh the liquids for accuracy but roughly 1g equals 1ml.

Mix all these together then add to the flour.

Knead for 5 mins until it forms a dough and leave to prove until double in size. 

Knock it back then shape into rolls, brush the tops with a little knorr BBQ paste mixed with a little water and cook on 170c for around 15 mins, the toll will sound hollow when tapped.

I served mine with slow roasted belly pork and salad.

Friday, 8 July 2016

Big School Bake Off 2016 Finalist!!!!!

A while back I entered in to the Big School Bake Off, not thinking anything of it I was quite surprised my paper entry made it through to the semi finals!! 

So yesterday ( 7th July ) off we trotted to the LACA Main Event at the Birmingham NEC. 

Now I haven't cooked in competition for years so was a bit apprehensive but everyone there was great to get along with and made me feel at ease.

We had an hour and a half to recreate our paper entries and plate the finished product!!!

After the stressful 90 mins the judging for my heat took place with bake off legend Jo Wheatly Great British Bake Off Winner 2011!!!!

Unfortunately we couldn't stay for the results and I'm notgoing to lie, the wait had me on tenterhooks all day.

But finally at around 4pm I got the call saying I'd made it through to the finals in September!!! 

So here it is... My Pina Colada Sandwich!!!

Huge thanks to everyone involved at LACA and knorr taste!! 

See you in September!!!

Recipe to follow!!