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Eat, Sleep, Great British Bake Off

Posted by Mark Godsell-Fletcher on

Yes this week saw the start of the news series of The Great British Bake Off, as the hopeful contestants wow us with their delectable treats and amuse us with their antics, we feel for every soggy bottom and laugh with them at their disasters.  This one programme brings generations together, men and women alike are hooked to see what the next challenge will be and who will excel with their showstoppers.  The whole team at Eat Sleep Live are also hooked but afraid our baking skills would not make us star baker but our dining tables would. [caption id="attachment_5936" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Rustic Dining Table Rustic Dining Table[/caption] Baking a cake is similar to crafting our furniture.  Preparation is the key, we need to ensure that we have the right ingredients and tools, not all wood is suitable for each job.  We spend time lovingly crafting each piece as though kneading a loaf or icing a detailed themed cake.  Our dining room furniture designs have timeless elegance just as delicious petit fours.  Each piece of furniture is like a signature bake as the quality of our craftsmanship shines through in every piece of our unique and chunky dining room furniture. Petit foursEvery piece of wood we use has a history of its own, which is why we have a passion for vintage style pieces.  Enamelware is making a comeback and I have to say I love this trend.  Enamelware gives a vintage feel that will bring a more traditional, country feel to any home, yet it would look right at home in an contemporary setting.  What's great about enamelware is it's durability, especially for someone as clumsy as me, if you drop it, it won't break! [caption id="attachment_5932" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Falcon Enamelware Bake Set, Design 55 £54.99 Falcon Enamelware Bake Set, Design 55 £54.99[/caption] This classic bake set is a fantastic addition to any home and would look amazing on one of our Dining Tables. [caption id="attachment_5926" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Original Dining Table - Rustic Limed Grey Original Dining Table - Rustic Limed Grey[/caption] Compliment your enamelware with this beautiful and retro flour tin and sifter, I can imagine Mary Berry having something similar in her kitchen can't you? [caption id="attachment_5937" align="aligncenter" width="576"]McDougall's Flour Tin & Sifter, The Contemporary Home £15.00 & £9.00 McDougall's Flour Tin & Sifter, The Contemporary Home £15.00 & £9.00[/caption] Renowned for protecting out heritage since 1895, The National Trust Country now has its own kitchen collection which has been carefully created by Creative Tops Ltd.  Avid bakers will love this gorgeous large stoneware vintage mixing bowl. [caption id="attachment_5933" align="aligncenter" width="620"]National Trust Country Kitchen Large Mixing Bowl, Creative Tops Ltd £22.99 National Trust Country Kitchen Large Mixing Bowl, Creative Tops Ltd £22.99[/caption] But we know you want pieces that shout Bake off, such as this solid beech egg holder which is ready for when you whip up your next show stopper. [caption id="attachment_5930" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Beech Egg Holder, Annabel James £19.95 Beech Egg Holder, Annabel James £19.95[/caption] When you're watching the next episode you have to make sure you have this cushion to snuggle up to on your sofa. [caption id="attachment_5931" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Keep Calm and Bake Off Cushion, Artylicious Home & Gifts £22.00 Keep Calm and Bake Off Cushion, Artylicious Home & Gifts £22.00[/caption] Making pastry can often be a challenge to bake off contestants as well as us mere mortals.  But there is a fantastic solution with this wonderful pastry board which features measurement displays on the face in centimetres and inches with cooking temperature conversions also included.  Your pastry worries are now over! [caption id="attachment_5929" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Home Made Beech Pastry Board, John Lewis £20.00 Home Made Beech Pastry Board, John Lewis £20.00[/caption] But for true Great British Bake Off flair, you just have to get these cookie stamps.  Your guests will be so impressed they will not even care what they taste like. [caption id="attachment_5927" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Great British Bake Off Cookie Stamp Set, Lakeland £9.99 Great British Bake Off Cookie Stamp Set, Lakeland £9.99[/caption] Don't forget to decorate your baking and this ribbon should be do the trick. [caption id="attachment_5938" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Great British Baker Ribbon, The Oak Room £1.00 Great British Baker Ribbon, The Oak Room £1.00[/caption] I think there is only one thing left to say,  from us all at Eat Sleep Live: On your marks. Get set. Bake! [caption id="attachment_5928" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Great British Bake Off Great Bake Spatula, Lakeland £3.99 Great British Bake Off Great Bake Spatula, Lakeland £3.99[/caption]      


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