Turns out D isn’t the only one with a new obsession.
Those of you who have also been watching The Great British Bake Off will no doubt understand my new-found enthusiasm for home baking.
Of course it’s not that new after all. Both Amanda and I spent our early years toiling away at Gould’s Bakery (now renamed), and I’ve always enjoyed decorating cakes.
Here is this week’s submission for the judges: my successful attempt at making Chetna’s Orange Savarin cake.
Doing his best Paul Hollywood, Jeff pronounced it “over proved” and “over baked” but I found its deep golden color very close to perfect. And it tastes great! Unlike my previous attempts to make some of the more complicated cakes from the show, I am quite proud of it.