Friday, 15 February 2013

Bake it like Berry - Week 2

First of all, thanks for all the great suggestions for a title for my baking challenge. I put them all to the boys to choose a winner, since I'm hopeless at deciding these things for myself! As you can see from the title, Bake it like Berry was their favourite.

I've also added a new page tab at the top to keep track of my progress. 

I only managed to try two recipes from the book this week, as there was also Pancake Making and Valentine Cake making to fit in as well.

This week's bakes were:

~ Chocolate Swiss Roll.

I made this with gluten free flour, which makes it a bit trickier to roll as gluten free cakes are always a bit more crumbly. Still, I rather like the rugged, slightly cracked look.

The recipe is very similar to my jam roly poly recipe I posted here before Christmas.

I filled it with raspberry jam and some dairy free chocolate butter-cream.

I think the empty plate answers the question as to whether or not it was a hit with the boys!

~ Scones.

I didn't make these gluten free as I haven't had much luck in the past with gluten free scones! 

We had these with jam and creme fraiche for supper one night.

I would have liked them to rise a little more, but they tasted delicious. Next time I'll just leave the dough thicker when I'm rolling them out!

I am so loving this new challenge, as are the boys' tummies!


  1. Dear Kirsteen,
    I love the new look of your Blog!
    And the name for your baking challenge is perfect. The boys will be quit happy with this new baking adventure to be sure :)
    It is amazing how it is the middle of February already. Awaiting Spring time...
    Blessings, Roxy

  2. Swiss Roll, looks fabulous - the gauntlet has been laid down!! I have a recipe for a pistachio and strawberry filled swiss roll but I've never had the 'courage' to try. I'm committing to bake it now I've seen this. Will be made in the week commencing 25th Feb because next week is already full! Thanks for the nudge.

  3. I love your header, and the name you/the boys picked... it sounds perfect. The "rugged, slightly cracked" look makes it look like a real log... and also inviting and delicious. I am not surprised at the empty plate (don't you love cooking for boys who appreciate your efforts?) Also, went back and looked at your Valentine cake; that was wonderful... so pretty. Its a nice idea.

    I enjoyed hearing how your hubby proposed (your comment on my post), and thought it very romantic as well.

    Love and Blessings,


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