Today myself, my lovely other half and my equally lovely southern friend, Catherine, who I met at uni, and went to the Great British Food Festival in Chesterfield. Rest assured, copious amounts of delicious food were consumed, ranging from an 11am hog roast complete with stuffing and crackling, fries with slow roasted garlic mayo and a chorizo crumb, to a cookie dough layer brownie, a salted caramel and peanut pastry and ending a very unhealthy (but satisfying) day with churros with brown sugar and cinnamon.
We also watched Luis from the 2014 great British bake off give a cooking demo, where he made Spanish Serrano ham, manchego and olive spiral bread muffins. They looked and smelled ridiculously delicious. I actually found I picked up a couple of really good tips for working with bread dough, such as layering your work surface with rice flour, as its way more non stick than your run of the mill flour, and doesn’t interfere with the integrity of the dough.