Friday, 18 November 2011

Great Christmas Bake Off...

I, along with 7 million others was hooked on the recent TV programme "Great British Bake-Off", so how excited was I last week to spend the day with the winner Jo Wheatley baking for Christmas!
My Christmas Hamper day was held at Jo's lovely home in the Essex countryside.... and she is exactly as she was on the TV, warm, and friendly.
The day evolved around the large wooden table in the very homely kitchen, complete with the blue aga, and alongside 5 other ladies we were treated to a feast of Christmas hamper goodies. Bakes for the day were:
  • Christmas Stollen
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Homemade Mincemeat
  • Christmas morning Granola
  • Shortbread biscuits
  • Chocolate truffles
The day was very well planned, and Jo kept us busy mixing, chopping, grating & rolling!... recipes are available on Jo's blog ~ Jo's Blue Aga.

We had a lovely "Ladies that lunch" supplied by Jo, whilst her & her friend Linda prepared for the afternoon.
Learnt some great hints & tips, and homemade treats will be appearing in Christmas stockings this year!.... Laughed lots all day, a real eclectic mix of girls who were all very friendly and very entertaining....

Jo was lovely, quite shy and still genuinely cant believe that she won the Great British Bake Off...alongside classes that she is running ( all details via her blog) this week she announced that she has just signed a book deal, publishing next year... Congrats Jo and thanks for a fabulous day.

3 comments:

RosieP said...

Hi Teresa, looks like you had a fantastic day, Jo is so lovely isn't she.

Hugs Jill xx

Florence and Mary said...

Looks like a fun day you had!

Victoria xxx

Kelly said...

Wow! We want to go to one of Jo's day courses! She is lovely! I quite often spot her in our local Costa!

Friday, 18 November 2011

Great Christmas Bake Off...

I, along with 7 million others was hooked on the recent TV programme "Great British Bake-Off", so how excited was I last week to spend the day with the winner Jo Wheatley baking for Christmas!
My Christmas Hamper day was held at Jo's lovely home in the Essex countryside.... and she is exactly as she was on the TV, warm, and friendly.
The day evolved around the large wooden table in the very homely kitchen, complete with the blue aga, and alongside 5 other ladies we were treated to a feast of Christmas hamper goodies. Bakes for the day were:
  • Christmas Stollen
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Homemade Mincemeat
  • Christmas morning Granola
  • Shortbread biscuits
  • Chocolate truffles
The day was very well planned, and Jo kept us busy mixing, chopping, grating & rolling!... recipes are available on Jo's blog ~ Jo's Blue Aga.

We had a lovely "Ladies that lunch" supplied by Jo, whilst her & her friend Linda prepared for the afternoon.
Learnt some great hints & tips, and homemade treats will be appearing in Christmas stockings this year!.... Laughed lots all day, a real eclectic mix of girls who were all very friendly and very entertaining....

Jo was lovely, quite shy and still genuinely cant believe that she won the Great British Bake Off...alongside classes that she is running ( all details via her blog) this week she announced that she has just signed a book deal, publishing next year... Congrats Jo and thanks for a fabulous day.

3 comments:

RosieP said...

Hi Teresa, looks like you had a fantastic day, Jo is so lovely isn't she.

Hugs Jill xx

Florence and Mary said...

Looks like a fun day you had!

Victoria xxx

Kelly said...

Wow! We want to go to one of Jo's day courses! She is lovely! I quite often spot her in our local Costa!