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Friday, October 12, 2012


The Great British Bake Off is, to some of us, entertaining television. An extra ordinary range of human emotions are laid out for our delectation. We have tears and unparalleled joy. It looks as though it is not the winning but the taking part!


The recent program on `Patisserie’ allowed us an insight into the complexity of French baking. It did look, at times, as if a glorious fail was just as important as a soul searing win. The children among us (and here I include myself) would possibly have preferred a good old fashioned fudge.


Two and a half cups of water

Half a pint of water

One tin sweetened condensed milk

Four ounces of butter

Two tablespoons of golden syrup

One teaspoon of vanilla essence

It really is simple:

Put all the ingredients into a large saucepan.

Bring to boil for around twenty five minutes

Stir until the mixture cools.

Cut into squares

Eat whilst ploughing through an eleven plus verbal reasoning paper.