Archive for January, 2015

Bake Off’s Back!

Posted on: January 28th, 2015 by Harriet Low No Comments

Wow what a start to 2015. Last week if you were watching you would have seen Bezza and I put on our glad rags and run the red carpet for the National TV Awards 2015, and what a night it was! Thank you to everyone who voted for The Great British Bake Off in the Best Skills Challenge Show category, we can’t believe we won. Knowing that the award comes from your votes makes this award extra special. We promise to keep up the good work!

And for all of you GBBO fans out there you don’t have to wait for the summer to see us back in the tent. In February Mary and I will be donning our red noses ready to judge some really special bakes especially for Comic Relief. Can you imagine Jonathan Ross whipping up a Victoria Sponge or Gok Wan kneading a ciabatta? Well I can’t promise those exact bakes, but I can promise lots of laughs, so tune in to see who will be celebrity star baker this year.

If one of the reasons you love Bake Off is my TV sisters Mel and Sue then I am sure you have already tuned into their fantastic new chat show on ITV. Well I couldn’t resist the chance to hang out with them both, so will be joining them on their show very soon. Keep an eye on my Facebook page for more information.

Happy Baking!

 

Happy New Year

Posted on: January 14th, 2015 by Harriet Low No Comments

HAPPY NEW YEAR BAKERS!

After a pretty exhausting but amazing 2014, I was really ready for a break over Christmas and New Year. So the family and I hit the Alps for some awesome piste action and some incredible weather. Now I am back, rested and ready for 2015!

Thanks for all the messages that I have received from all of you who received a copy of my new book Paul Hollywood’s British Baking for Christmas. I am so pleased you are all enjoying it and have loved seeing all the amazing bakes you have made from it.

As the New Year starts I am already gearing myself up for series 6 of The Great British Bake Off. But you don’t have to wait for August for a Bake Off fix as we are back in the tent very soon with some very familiar faces for Celebrity Great British Bake Off in support of Comic Relief. This year we have some brilliant and very funny bakers trying their best, including; Jonathan Ross, Gok Wan and Abbey Clancey amongst others. Keep an eye on my Facebook page and I will let you know when it starts.

There will be more celeb action on the 21st January at the National TV Awards. The Great British Bake Off is up for an award on the night, Skills Challenge Show and the fabulous Mary Berry has been nominated for Best TV Judge! If you want to see Bezza take home an award then don’t forget to vote. Simply visit http://www.nationaltvawards.com/home before the 21st.

If you want to come and see me cook this year I will be appearing at lots of food shows throughout the year, all over the country. Keep an eye on the Calendar page of my website to find out where I will be baking next.

Here’s to a fantastic 2015 to you all and of course Happy Baking!

Oatmeal Drop Scones

Posted on: January 2nd, 2015 by Harriet Low No Comments

1.Mix the oatmeal with the buttermilk and leave to soak for a few hours or overnight.

2. Add the flour and bicarbonate of soda to the oatmeal mixture and stir until thoroughly combined. Mix in the honey and egg and then add enough milk to make a batter the consistency of double cream.

3. You’ll need to cook the drop scones in batches. Grease a flat griddle or a large heavy-based frying pan with a little oil and place over a medium-low heat.

4. When it is hot, drop spoonfuls of the batter onto the griddle, leaving enough room for them to spread and find their own level. Cook for 2-3 minutes, until bubbles appear on the surface and they are beginning to dry out around the edge, then turn them over and cook the other side.

5. Serve hot from the pan, with butter, honey, syrup or jam.

 

Photography by Peter Cassidy