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2017 Plans

Posted on: January 24th, 2017 by Harriet Low No Comments

I hope that you have all had a wonderful Christmas and enjoyed some seriously delicious festive food. My family and I had a very relaxing Christmas and we all indulged in our favourite recipes, including of course many, many mince pies. I was also lucky enough to visit the Alps for a spot of skiing, which was amazing despite a slight lack of snow.

The holidays now feel a long time ago and it’s back to the kitchen for me. I am in the middle of filming my new series of City Bakes for the Food Network. Last year we visited Palermo, Antwerp and Nicosia, and sampled some delicious waffles and mussels (not at the same time!), amongst many other local delicacies. This year I have the luck to be travelling to a few different locations in the US, as well as some other exciting destinations. I can’t wait to get cooking. The show will be out later this Spring and as soon as I know the dates I will let you know.  Until then keep an eye on my Instagram page where I will be posting pics from my travels.

When I am not travelling I am working on new products for my ranges which I can’t wait to share with you. I hope that those of you who have tried my ready to bake rolls and baking mixes have enjoyed them. I would love to know which products are your favourites? Tweet me @PaulHollywood or message me on Facebook to let me know.

Happy Baking!

More City Bakes

Posted on: November 10th, 2016 by Harriet Low No Comments

Sorry it’s been a while since I last updated my blog. But as you all know it’s been a very busy few months.

I hope that you guys enjoyed Bake Off and were pleased to see the fabulous Candice be crowned Bake Off Winner 2016. She really was an incredible contestant and a worthy winner, I look forward to seeing what she does next.

If you follow me on Instagram you will know that I have been lucky enough to have been travelling all over the place recently filming my new series of City Bakes for The Food Network. If you watched the last series you will know that the programme sees me travelling to cities round the world, meeting and learning from some truly brilliant local bakers. It’s really such a fantastic project to be involved with and I can’t wait to share it with you next Spring. Keep an eye on my Facebook page for details of when this show will air.

I want to thank everyone who has sent me such kind messages about my new ready mixes range. The feedback has been brilliant and I am glad you are all enjoying them all, (sounds like my gooey brownie mix is particularly popular). Keep sending me pics of your bakes and tag them with #hollywoodbakes on social media.

I can’t believe it’s nearly Christmas, can you? But with this chilly weather it definitely feels like time to bake a batch of mince pies and cosy up in front of the fire! Check out the recipe section of my website for my classic mince pies recipe and my indulgent frangipane mince pies. There are also a few Christmas Cake recipes: my classic cake, my White Christmas Cake which is a bit lighter, a chocolate brownie version for those that aren’t keen on the traditional option and of course my decadent Christmas Log.  

I’m really proud of my new bakeware range and delighted that you all like it as much as I do. I’ve used my years of baking expertise to help design a range that includes all of the pieces that I love to use at home, including miniature bakeware, proving baskets and some fantastic accessories. If you haven’t had the chance to yet, take a look at the full range here. It would make a great a christmas present!

If you are looking for Christmas gifts for a baking-mad friend why not have a look at my new range of bakeware from Kitchencraft. I have designed all the pieces that I love to use at home, including miniture bakeware, proving baskets and some fantastic accessories. For full details of this range click here

As usual for me Autumn means lots of baking shows, which I love. It’s great to bake live and meet all you lovely bakers in person. At the end of November I will be at the Good Food Show Winter in Birmingham. If you are going to be there too, please do come and say hi.

Happy Baking!

It’s nearly Bake Off time!

Posted on: July 28th, 2016 by Harriet Low No Comments

It’s that time of year when the only question I ever get asked is ‘When is The Great British Bake Off starting?!’ I am afraid I can’t give you a date just yet, but I can tell you it’s very, very soon! As you know normally the show airs at the beginning of August, however, this year it will be slightly later due to the Olympics. Keep an eye on my Facebook, Twitter & Instagram and I will let you know the date as soon as it’s released. But what I can tell you is that yet again it’s going to be a brilliant series! This year I have really noticed that the bakers not only want to win, but also to challenge each other to be the best baker. They are really ambitious and you can really see it in the results. I can’t wait to hear what you think about the show and this year’s bakers.

I have been pretty busy in the run up to the show starting, launching my very own range of ready mixes. It’s been so exciting coming up with the mixes range and as well as including some gorgeous breads, including a Garlic & Herb Tear N’ Share and a Tomato & Thyme Bloomer, I have also included some of my favourite sweet treats, including a seriously gooey luxurious Chocolate Brownie and my famous Scone recipe. For more information click here. If you need something to bake these in you will be excited to hear that I have also launched my first ever range of bakeware. I have designed all the pieces that I use, including miniature bakeware, proving baskets and some fantastic accessories. I hope that you find something that will be useful for your kitchen. For full details of the range visit Kitchen Craft

Finally, if you haven’t got your tickets yet for the BBC Good Food Festival at Hampton Court this summer Bank Holiday it’s not too late. It’s going to be an incredible weekend and I will be there baking live on the Monday. For more details check out my calendar.

So here’s to a sunny summer full of fantastic bakes!

My new book is out!

Posted on: June 2nd, 2016 by Harriet Low No Comments

So The Weekend Baker is now out! I am so excited to finally share this amazing project with you all. And as usual you have all been so generous with your feedback and I am honestly thrilled that you are all enjoying it so much. I would love to know which are your favourite recipes from the book, it’s always so interesting to find out which recipes people choose to try first. Of course I would also LOVE to see pictures of your bakes from the book. Please send them to me on Facebook and I will try and show as many of them as possible.

Of course when anyone releases a new book there is lots of press that accompanies the launch and I have been lucky enough to have been invited on some fantastic programmes recently to talk about the new book. First I got to hang out with the incredibly glamorous Joan Collins on the Graham Norton Show and then last week I had a brilliant morning with Ruth & Eamon and the fabulous This Morning team.

Oh AND The Great British Bake Off just won another BAFTA!! So amazing and of course all down to you guys. Your love and support for the show just keeps it going from strength to strength. Not long to go now before series 7!

My own show City Bakes has just finished on The Food Network. I hope you loved it and were inspired to try baking something a bit different. If you missed the show it’s being repeated on Saturday nights so keep an eye on their website for times.

Happy Baking!

The Weekend Baker!

Posted on: May 1st, 2016 by Harriet Low No Comments

I am so excited to finally announce my new book Paul Hollywood The Weekend Baker will be out on 19th May. I am so proud of this book and it was such a joy to write. The book contains both sweet and savoury recipes inspired by the cities that I visited whilst filming my new show City Bakes. From Madeleines, and marble bundt cakes, to kale, cherry and cheese scones there are some really exciting recipes to be tried. One of the things that was most inspiring to me was how baking is very much still a family business all over the world. I come from a family of bakers so it was really special for me to meet generations of bakers from such different backgrounds.  I have wanted to write this book for a very long time, it sees me discovering baking cultures and amazing local recipes from ten amazing cities. I really hope you guys enjoy it and I would love to see your interpretations of the recipes in the book. So please post on social media and tag me and #TheWeekendBaker in your pictures.

I hope you are also all watching and enjoying my new show City Bakes on The Food Network. It was brilliant watching all the amazing bakers that I met showing me their signature bakes and top tips. And of course what an experience travelling round the world eating bread and cake. What a very lucky baker I am.

Happy Baking!

Big News

Posted on: March 15th, 2016 by Harriet Low No Comments

Apologies for not writing in a while, but I have had a big few weeks. A big trip with my family, a big birthday (50!) and this week a big launch. I am so excited that I can finally reveal my new range of #Hollywoodbakes to you all.

As you probably already know I’m passionate about inspiring more people to bake more adventurously. My new range of baking mixes are so easy to use and I am hoping will give people the confidence to start experimenting with handcrafted baking without the risk of failure. I really believe this range will inspire people to get in the kitchen and start baking.  They are really easy to use, with step-by-step instructions and some hints and tips which will allow you to step out of your comfort zone and try a bake that you’ve never tried before. There are 12 delicious artisan-style recipes, including a Garlic and Herb Tear ‘n’ Share Mix and Luxurious Belgian Chocolate Brownie Mix and only require very basic additional ingredients such as water, oil, eggs or butter. The range is available at Morrisons, Sainsburys, Tesco, Waitrose and Ocado.

I really hope that you enjoy them, please do let me know what you think. I would also love to see your finished bakes, post them on Instagram, Twitter & FB and tag them with #hollywoodbakes

Happy Baking!