Archive for April, 2014

Passion Fruit Souffles

Posted on: April 29th, 2014 by Karl Hudson No Comments

1. Heat your oven 220°C. Brush 6 deep ramekins with melted butter and dust with caster sugar.

2. In a large bowl, using an electric hand-held whisk, whisk the 2 egg yolks with 70g of the sugar for at least 5 minutes until the mixture is pale and thick and holds a trail when the beaters are lifted.

3. In another clean bowl, whisk the egg whites until they hold soft peaks, then whisk in the remaining 70g sugar.

4. Add 60ml of the passion fruit juice to the egg yolk mixture and mix well. Stir one-third of the whisked whites into the yolk mixture, then carefully fold in the remaining whites.

5. Fill the ramekins almost to the top with the soufflé mixture and run your finger around the edge to lift the mixture away from the side slightly (this helps it to rise evenly). Bake 10 – 12 minutes until well risen and golden on top.

6. Immediately dust the soufflés with icing sugar and serve. Use the remaining passion fruit juice as a sauce – I like to break into soufflé with a spoon and pour the passion fruit juice inside.

Happy Easter

Posted on: April 16th, 2014 by Harriet Low No Comments

I love this time of year. Winter is finally gone and Spring has sprung. The perfect time for a bit of baking. Hot Cross Buns are one of my absolute favourite things to bake (and eat!), perfect for breakfast, afternoon tea, late night snack . . . ! My recipe is really easy and although it does take some time, I guarantee the results are worth the wait. Check out my Ask Paul page for ways on how to make the process easy by breaking the prep up overnight and my top tips on getting the crosses perfect. In my recipe section you can also find my Simnel Cake recipe and a fab recipe for Raised Pork and Egg pie, which is ideal for feeding the masses this Easter weekend. Especially great on a picnic if the weather holds out this weekend.

So the wait is nearly over and my tour starts in just under two weeks. It all kicks off in Newcastle and I can’t wait to see all you lovely people. If you haven’t got tickets yet then check out the tour page to find out where tickets are available near you and also to be in with a chance to win a ‘meet & greet’ with me!

In preparation for the tour I have been doing some press and TV. Last night I was on Alan Carr’s Chatty Man. Check out the show tomorrow night (Friday 18th April) to see what we chatted about. AND guess who was on the show with me . . . Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann , Kate Upton, Katy B  & Paddy McGuinness, what a line up!

Have a fab weekend and don’t forget to eat lots of hot cross buns!

Grainart: Bread

Posted on: April 7th, 2014 by Karl Hudson No Comments

A simple yet beautiful line drawing which younger kids can use as a colouring sheet. If you have more time or older kids you could glue on grains, lentils, pasta or recycled paper..

Bread Bundle

Posted on: April 7th, 2014 by Karl Hudson No Comments

Bread, bread, glorious bread …. For the first time all our bread resources are housed in just one place. So if you’re looking for videos, recipes, presentations, activity sheets, nutritional imformation, labelling information – its all here. Just keep scrolling and you will find it.

Fairy and Elf Party Pack

Posted on: April 7th, 2014 by Karl Hudson No Comments

For a fairy and elf themed party pack; complete with games, activities, recipes, invitations and thank you cards – Click here to download.

The tour is coming . . .

Posted on: April 2nd, 2014 by Harriet Low No Comments

The Tour is Coming . . .

Well it’s finally April and that means that my first ever live tour is about to begin! I am so excited to be travelling up and down the country, to all these wonderful venues and meeting all you fab bakers out there. One of the things that I most enjoy about my job is passing on my knowledge as a baker and helping those who are keen to hone their technique, and this is what I am most excited about the tour. We have some really special recipes planned for me to demonstrate, but it’s not going to just be me up on stage, as at each venue I will be grabbing people out of the audience to have a go too. It’s definitely not going to be predictable!

The tour starts at the end of the month and until then I have been busy running around promoting the show, (the pic of me is from a day filming!). This means lots of interviews and TV appearances, which are always great fun and something totally different to my usual baking days. I have already filmed a celebrity 15to1 which was great fun and I am appearing on Alan Carr’s Chatty Man next month, which is always absolutely hilarious.

I have also been doing some filming for Waitrose Online, along with some of you lovely people. I always love baking with others, so this was really great fun. I will have more details about this to share soon, so keep an eye on my Facebook page and this blog.

And finally, yes the one you are all waiting for . . . . The Great British Bake Off 2014! Yes it’s coming back soon and filming is just around the corner. As usual it’s all top secret, but I will try and share some gossip with you as filming happens.

I love a bit of chocolate, so this time of year is always a good excuse to stuff my face with choccy eggs and other Easter goodies. I really recommend you all try my Hot Cross Buns. They are so good and way better than shop brought versions. The prep for these delicious buns may seem eternal, but it’s definitely worth the wait. These and other Easter recipes are in the recipe section now, along with the ultimate Easter cake, the Simnel Cake!