Christmas bake off’s with John Whaite


It feels as though is has been an age since John Whaite graced our screens and shared his baking knowledge with the nation, going on to be crowned the winner of The Great British Bake Off 2012. In fact a mere 2-years have passed since he took home the crystalline cake stand.

Since then Whaite has established quite a name for himself. With a number of  television appearances under his belt, he has opened a cookery school in rural Lancashire, devised recipes and teamed with Curry’s and PC world to encourage people to bake more. He shunned a career in banking to focus his time on his first love, concocting some of these tasty deserts, the recipes for which are available from his website:

Whaite’s approach to baking is innovative and a reminder of just how why he was the winner of GBBO 2012. What I find fascinating is the way he puts his own twist on the ordinary, the everyday, the old and familiar; he takes it apart and puts it back together again and makes it darn right exciting.

#Imagination knows no bounds with Whaite’s baking. Consider his guiness and chocolate battenburg cake, or his popcorn yule, or his take on bread and butter pudding made with waffles and whiskey, or what about his doughnut tiramisu. Blimey- it all sounds too good…This Christmas Whaite has created his Twelve Bakes of Christmas, the recipes for which can be downloaded from his website. Take inspiration this Christmas and bake some traditional tasty treats with a gwhaite twist.

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