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Baker Peter spills beans

Cast your mind back to Edinburgh this time last year. It’s 2020, amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Freshers’ week was effectively cancelled, and you are now spending endless days stuck inside your flat enjoying mouldy fruits (if they were ever ripe to begin with) of online learning. 10am and listening to that week’s lecturer monotonously recite […]

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No Knead to Worry- GBBO is Back

Summer has officially come to an end. The few blissful “days” of Scottish sunshine and temperatures above fifteen degrees are behind us and the nights are getting longer once more. The start of this academic year is very different to before, but one thing is the same: on a Tuesday night I can still boil […]

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Edinburgh University student wins Star Baker in the first week of Bake Off

Peter Sawkins, a 20 year old University of Edinburgh student, has won Star Baker in the first episode of The Great British Bake Off. He impressed the judges with his showstopper, a bust of Olympic medal-winning cyclist and Edinburgh alumnus Chris Hoy. He also made a gluten-free chocolate and orange Battenberg for the signature round, […]

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A foolproof recipe for the perfect carrot cake

Now carrot cake is perhaps one of the more controversial of classic cakes, but this recipe is bound to win over even the most reluctant of vegetable cake foregoers. This is a delightfully moist sponge with warming spices and crunchy walnuts. The icing for the top and middle is to die for, the zesty orange […]

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The Great British Bake Off – what it really says about ‘Britishness’

With Bake Off 2019 having just finished, how the 6.9 million viewers will fill their time on a Tuesday evening is a mystery. Whilst Bake Off might not be for everyone, it’s definitely an easy watch. As long as you like baked goods, next-level wholesomeness and slightly savage comments from Paul and Pru, then what […]

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Comic Relief Bake Off

This time, four more celebrities try to create ‘masterpieces’ – try being the operative word in this instance. 16 fairly equally hopeless stars took to the tent to bake for Comic Relief, and we were relieved by the comic failure of their talents. Their haphazard efforts reminded us of our own kitchen disasters, proving a […]