Bake Off – Hot Cross Buns / DANIEL
Competition is a healthy activity. It pushes us to be better, and can test our limits. And what better type of competition than a cooking one! However, every competition needs a winner and a loser. Lucky for me, for this particular competition my opponent is Katie, so this will be an easy win for me.
No good competition is complete without some good trash talk, in order to demoralize your opponent. So please sit back and enjoy the reasons why I’m not concerned about my chances of winning.
- Someone once said that British food is bland. I don’t think that’s true – I think they just had dinner at Katie’s house.
- I heard that Katie once dropped a loaf of her bread and it broke her foot.
- I’m not saying the Taste Tester is in danger because Katie is baking, but I did hear that they took out extra insurance.
- I’m not saying Katie’s bread would make a good paperweight, but the evidence shows that they do.
- I heard that last year a local builder ran out of bricks when building a house, so Katie donated a batch of her bread rolls as a substitute. I don’t think that house will ever fall down.
Bland: sans gout, insipide / Trash talk: échanges verbaux / Loaf (of bread): miche (de pain) / Taste tester: goûteur / Paperweight: presse-papiers / Evidence: indice / Builder: maçon / Donate: donner, faire un don / Batch: fournée / Bread roll: petit pain
Bake Off – Hot Cross Buns / KATIE
There’s nothing better for team building than a little friendly competition. This month, Daniel and Katie have decided to have a bake off; England vs Australia, and their first challenge is The Hot Cross Bun. Amy will be the judge and we’ll share our winning recipes with you. So, Daniel and Katie, on your marks, get bready and go!
All my family know their way around the kitchen. My mother and father have always enjoyed cooking (and eating), my brother is a chef and has worked in many different restaurants around the world and my sister is always inspiring me with new healthy recipes.
One of my very fondest memories is of baking with my Grandma who was famous at her church’s bake sale for “Amy’s boring buns” which were simple but always the first to be sold out!
Katie: “Knead it and weep”
This is going to be an easy one and I plan to make like bread and rise to the challenge. Daniel, prepare to go home because you’re going down…under! If I may misquote The Beatles: “all you knead is love” and there’s nobody who loves Hot Cross Buns more than me! I’m confident I’ll be taking home the gold and Daniel will be taking home his buns that nobody wants. I hope Amy has the number of a good dentist because she’ll need one after tasting Daniel’s baking!
-On your marks, Get Ready and Go! = À vos marques, prêts, partez
-Read it and weep = quand tu verras ça, tu auras envie de pleurer.
-make like bread and rise to the challenge = faites comme le pain et relevez le défi!
-The Beatle’s song: All you need is love (knead = pétrir)