We got our weekly fix of Great British Bake Off (GBBO) last night! Desert Week = yum! We absolutely loved Andrew's mini mousse cakes and in our opinion he so deserved the 'star baker' accolade.
Photo credit: Radio Times
GBBO has been inspiring some of the Things4MyHome.com team to bake delicious creations and offer them to be sampled (that sounds like the elegant tasting of delicate bites! So, read guzzled instead!) in the office.
It also gives us a chance to try out some of our fabulous kitchen scales which certainly make the chemistry of weighing the correct amount of ingredients much easier. So, here are our favourite 7 brilliant baking scales.
And further down we're sharing the recipe of one of our favourite cakes so that you can enjoy it with us.
Baking Star digital kitchen scale with measuring bowlAn award-winning Soehnle Baking Star scale with its own mixing bowl so you can measure all the ingredients into it and then get on with mixing them all.
Cooking Star digital measuring spoon scaleThe Cooking Star is a great little weighing spoon for precisely measuring small amounts of ingredients.
A fantastic space-saving scale that fits in the utensil drawer, yet the Genio scale is up to the task of precise measuring just like any standard size scale.
Genio digital kitchen scale
Not only a precise kitchen scale, the Page Meteo Centre is also a weather station, a radio-controlled clock, a cooking timer and an alarm!
Page Meteo Centre 5 in 1 digital scale
Sheepworld Crazy Cook ScaleHave fun baking with your little ones with this oh so cute sheep character. Even though it's adorable, the Sheepworld Crazy Cook kitchen scale offers excellent weighing functionality.
Sheepworld Kitchen Chaos ScaleAnother gorgeous Sheepworld kitchen scale for you and the kids to enjoy when baking together.
Vintage Style Digital & Analogue ScalesThoroughly modern weighing functionality in a fabulous 50s retro style. These Soehnle Vintage Style scales give you the best of both worlds with analogue and digital weighing options.
Double Chocolate Loaf Cake Recipe
175g softened butter, plus extra for greasing
175g golden caster sugar
140g self-raising flour
85g ground almonds
0.5 tsp baking powder
4 tbsp cocoa powder
50g plain chocolate chip or chunks
few extra chunks white, plain and milk chocolate, for decorating
Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Grease and line a 2lb/900g loaf tin with a long strip of baking parchment.
To make the loaf cake batter, beat the butter and sugar with an electric whisk until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, flour, almonds, baking powder, milk and cocoa until smooth. Stir in the chocolate chips, then scrape into the tin. Bake for 50 - 70 mins until risen and a skewer poked in the centre comes out clean.
Cool in the tin, then lift out onto a wire rack over some kitchen paper. Melt the extra chocolate chunks separately in pans over barely simmering water, or in bowls in the microwave, then use a spoon to drizzle each in turn over the cake. Leave to set before slicing.
(Original recipe and image via BBC Good Food)