The Week 7 Challenge was all about sticky Chelsea buns. I’ve a winner, and a twist on the challenge for next week.
Numbers were slightly down on last week with only 5 entrants in total. I know one or two people had dough-disasters
The winner this week was Natasha Peters by a vote of 2:1. Special mention goes to the runner-up, Cathleen Kennedy. Natasha baked a chocolate and cinnamon bun which had us all drooling. Natasha, please email me directly with your address and telephone contact details so that I can arrange for the lovely people from Dr Oetker Baking Ireland to dispatch your prize (see below).
Here’s the usual collage of the best bits!
The bloggers were a bit tired this week clearly and Natasha was the only one to enter a blogpost. Well done for keeping up the good work even out of your own kitchen!
This is a blog/tweet hop but is not restricted to bloggers or tweeters. In order to enter you must either tweet me ( @wholesomeIE ) using the hastag #GIrishBO your picture of the recipe of the week or email me your photo. If you’re a blogger or aren’t on twitter and wish to enter, please also email me wholesomecook(at)gmail(dot) com details of your blog so that I can link to your website and give you full credit.
Week 8 Challenge
Having reviewed last night’s episode I figure it would be nice to set the challenge as one you can do with your kids. So there are 2 ways to enter this week. The judges are going to KILL me! Eek!
First off, if you have no children you can bake with then go right ahead and bake a standard Gingerbread House, as flash as you can muster. Bear in mind that we do know what that kit from a certain Scandinavian superstore looks like so no cheating.
If you have children then I’m also accepting entries in the shape of the best gingerbread confection. This can be a house, structure, man, woman etc. Entries should be marked with the number of children involved and their ages. The box of goodies from Dr Oetker is ideal for children to bake with so put your thinking caps on. Dr Oetker have this recipe for gingerbread people (very PC!) if you’d like to try it out.
Either way the judges will require the following shots of your gingerbread to see how you got on during the week (and no crude jokes please!):
- Front of the Gingerbread.
- Side on of the Gingerbread.
- Top of the Gingerbread (if you’re making a house).
As you bake in the week ahead use the hashtag #GIrishBO for advice and any questions. Entries must be with me by 6pm on Tuesday at the latest.
Remember this is a bit of fun to challenge your baking skills. Don’t take it too seriously but do enjoy yourself and we are really looking forward to seeing your efforts this week!
Please note: This is not a sponsored blogpost.
My opinions are my own and I am not paid to give them.
Dr Oetker Baking Ireland are sponsoring a prize per week for the duration of the challenge.
This is for my readers only (I am exempting myself from being eligible for a prize) and I have received no payment or benefit in kind to arrange the competition.
The competition is open only to residents of the Republic of Ireland.
Your photographs remain your property and are only reproduced here for competition purposes.