(PRWEB UK) 30 August 2013
The British population has once again become enthralled by the world of baking, sparked by this year’s ‘Great British Bake Off’ which started in August.
1. Invest in some quality equipment
If your bakeware is looking a touch tired and tends to create some questionable looking cakes, why not invest in some wonderful new bakeware items. Whether you love the light texture of a traditional Victoria Sponge or prefer to let the kids cause havoc with a magnificent chocolate masterpiece, there are certain items that are ‘must haves’ for the kitchen. Take some inspiration from the stars of The Great British Bake Off and invest in a sturdy mixing bowl as a priority, a core item for all baking and a worthwhile investment. Dunelm Mill offers a wonderful range of bakeware products, from silicone cake moulds to heart shaped baking tins, perfect for all the family.
2. Afternoon Tea
Once you’ve spent some time whipping up a delicious selection of cakes and pastries why not team them with some delectable cucumber sandwiches and a refreshing cup of tea; the perfect ingredients for your very own tea party. Afternoon tea is a delightful and quintessentially British past-time, allowing you and your friends to indulge in a relaxed meal of perfectly triangular sandwiches, fluffy scones with fresh cream and jam fillings and of course the essential pot of English tea. Invest in an ornately decorated tiered cake stand to add a wonderful touch of vintage charm to your table.
3. Test out a new recipe
Most people have a standard set of recipes they follow to create their culinary delights, often consisting of family favourites handed down through the generations. Whilst these tried and tested recipes are often a joy to create, why not add a touch of adventure to your time in the kitchen and create a new, exciting dish. Friends and family are bound to be more than happy to sample your innovative creations; you never know, you may discover a new family favourite!
4. Hold your very own bake-off!
The joys of baking can be experienced by all as a form of entertainment, a stress reliever or simply a way to get creative in the kitchen, baking cakes is a tasty and enjoyable past time. Why not get a group of family and friends over and hold your very own bake-off? All you’ll need is a selection of mixing bowls, some digital scales, a set of electric mixers and of course a love of baking! Not only will you all have fun testing out some new and exciting recipes, but the freshly baked end result will also be quite satisfying especially when enjoyed together with a lovely hot drink!