Is anyone else completely obsessed with the Great British Baking Show? Because I am, and my mom is, and my sister is. We’ve watched all the seasons Netflix has and now we’re watching it on PBS. Now every time I bake something I flip it over and whack the bottom with a fork to see if it has a good bake.
Anyway. Yesterday was my 10th (that’s 10. T-E-N) year wedding anniversary. I made Bakewell Tart. The bakers on the show just made it and it looked so yummy I thought I’d give it a go. It’s not traditional, as I skipped icing and went straight for whipped cream, but that’s beside the point.
I just really wanted to try frangipane. Never had it before. It’s delicious.
Baking is tricky out here. My parents’ house is at an altitude of over 5,000 feet. A regular recipe usually will not turn out well, so you have to use recipes formulated for the lack of oxygen up here. The Joy of Cooking has saved my tush multiple times; it has a whole section of high altitude recipes.
Other times the recipes turn out just fine, like Bakewell Tart. There’s no leavening. I think that helps.
We didn’t do much for our anniversary (on our 5th we went to Pictured Rocks Lakeshore) because it fell on a Thursday. This weekend we’ll do something. Probably.
We’re getting old and lazy.
See you later!