Moving to pastures new…

Hello everyone

I am announcing that I will no longer be using this Air Traffic Baker blog.

I have now upgraded and you can find my culinary adventures at:

Please do join me there!

Thanks x


Banana Beasts

This one is for fans of big,robust, hearty baking for sure!

I added my own twist of some piped melted plain chocolate on top.

I added my own twist of some piped melted plain chocolate on top.

I came across the blog of GBBO 2011 contestant Mary-Anne Boerman last night, quickly this recipe caught my attention and I just HAD to give it a go! They are called banana buns- something I’ve never come across before. Admittedly, mine did turn out considerably heftier than those pictured on her blog, although to be fair she did state in her recipe that this can be the case. The option was given to either divide the dough into 6 or 8 pieces for rolling and shaping… Mary-Ann hinted that 6 would be an easier size to work with, although “they do swell up to make extremely large buns once baked”. I decided that the consensus of my consumers (being my hubby and brother) would be ‘the bigger the better’, so I happily chose the easier option of 6 hefty buns rather than 8 daintier ones! Continue reading

Remember Kimberley…?

GBBO 2013 contestant Kimberley Wilson has to be my favourite competitor ever. I loved her unique and memorable bakes. I’m very excited to have just discovered her website with an abundance of recipes 🙂 How it’s taken me this long I don’t know!

Browsing through her recipe collection, there seem to be some corkers on there… I’m definitely feeling inspired! I totally recommend taking a look 🙂