Miss Ginger (8) LOVES to bake. So, it makes sense that her current TV obsession is The Great British Baking Show. We’ve seen all the episodes of every season, including The Master Class season! Ginger even tracked down an extra season on Amazon, and we had to watch that, too…of course! 🙂
It’s a very entertaining show – even I love it (and I’ve never been much of a baker, let’s be honest). In fact, after watching five seasons together, I dare say it’s turning ME into a baker, and I find myself much more comfortable cooking all sorts of things in the kitchen.
Ginger making bread from scratch:
In the past, Ginger has always wanted to do her own thing in the kitchen and never follow a recipe – which ends up in disappointment when things don’t turn out how she hopes. But since watching this show, all that has changed. She looks up recipes online, converts things from the metric system, can figure out ingredients, makes notes in her recipes, etc.
She is now a very proficient baker – and she can make all kinds of things from scratch. This is a simple lemon cake with homemade icing – she made it using the lemons from our lemon tree and the basic ingredients we had in our pantry.
I splurged and bought her one of the cookboooks from the show. Ginger was SO happy when it arrived, especially because it has an excellent recipe for Victoria Sponge Cake – and she says she’s always dreamed about making that! Ha!
She also makes a mean grilled cheese! 🙂
I have more to write about Ginger – this post is getting long! My next post will be about her doctor’s appointments and how that’s going. Ginger’s baking has been such a nice, mellow distraction from her health issues – she is tired a lot, so thankfully, watching The Great British Baking Show is something she can do from bed. 🙂 No wonder she’s seen so much of it. Haha.
Now that we’re done with the Baking series, we need to find a new cooking show to squeeze in between her self-directed studies of math and science. Have you ever known anyone who reads math books for fun? 🙂 Well, now you do! Haha.