Hello Baking Mad fans!
How was your baking mad week ?
Hopefully you are still getting lots of baking inspiration from the series and our amazing contributors … I just love how everybody is tweeting about which guest will win the bake-off (and which colour socks I will be wearing!!)
Did anyone notice the special cameo appearance of my cat Bobby earlier this week? She passed through the kitchen while the cameras were rolling and I think she enjoyed all the attention! She was very well behaved, as always, and loved all the attention she received from the lovely crew – fortunately she doesn’t have a sweet tooth, or it could have been very different.. Actually, her favourite food is tomato sauce , she’s an unusual cat!
I’ve had a busy time this week – at the weekend I flew to Edinburghfor the Scottish fund raising diner of BACK UP . Aside from supporting this amazing charity, it was also a great opportunity to wear my 20th century kilt -I had it made to measure from black Scottish Wool (it’s great to wear casually too, with a t shirt and boots).
Anyway, we raised a lot of money and stayed for the whole weekend. I managed to fit in a dinner at Tom Kitchin’s restaurant, The Kitchin, and the food was incredible – my friends and I went in for the full 9 course tasting menu and pairing wine. It was absolutely delicious, lots of fresh fish and seafood, along with some great deserts and puddings. It is a must for anyone visitingEdinburghand a great treat! Tom wasn’t able to be there when we visited, but he welcomed us in his absence with a bottle of rose champagne on ice. Thank you Tom!
Alongside all this, I’ve been working on recipes and a new exciting project this week, so I am looking forward to my weekend. I’ve been invited to the England/Ireland match at Twickenham, we’re having drinks and food before kick-off and the atmosphere is going to be electric as it’s St Patrick’s Day (I’ll let you know how I get on in next week’s blog). I’m going to try to keep neutral, but I know my host is going to be shouting forEngland.
Wishing you a great Baking weekend!
LOL ERIC x
PS: if you missed some of the BAKING MAD WITH ERIC episodes, watch the all series on MORE4 every Sunday at 8pm 2 episodes back to back!