23 Oct 2017

Rum Nicky Pie | Bake Off Bake Along

Rum Nicky Pie | Bake Off Bake Along | Hungry Little Bear

This week was just all round disappointing. I really, really had pegged Liam for the winner this year. But then all that pretty much got washed away last Tuesday. And then a flip of events to see Stacey get Star Baker!

I can’t even predict a winner now. But I think Sophie is my next favourite. She has some genuinely brilliant bakes and seems like a lovely person to boot.

As for bakes this week, it kind of felt like a mish mash, but then I guess that’s the point of Forgotten Bakes?

Rum Nicky Pie | Bake Off Bake Along | Hungry Little Bear

I opted for the technical challenge this week, the Rum Nicky pie. It felt kinda of Christmassy and mince pie-like to me so I thought it was a good bet. Plus, I wasn’t feeling all of that lard or baking a Savoy bundt creation.

This pie was whipped up quickly on a Sunday late afternoon, I’ll admit. Which meant full on embracing the dark winter evenings now for photos, yay. I am so not looking forward to even darker evenings, I mean I love winter and Christmas, but I forgot how much I hated it for photos.

Rum Nicky Pie | Bake Off Bake Along | Hungry Little Bear

The pie itself was not exactly my cup of tea… It wasn’t so much the mince pie I was hoping it would be like. But none of it went to waste though… as nearly all of the pie has now been frozen by my Grandma. So y’know, some people liked it!

Rum Nicky Pie | Bake Off Bake Along | Hungry Little Bear

I followed Paul Hollywood’s recipe and I kind of felt like it was a bit tight on the pastry front. I also didn’t have dried apricot and ginger, so in attempt to save some pennys and not buy additional ingredients, I added some mixed dried fruit. 

Maybe that was my downfall?

Also, why would Paul even suggest to do a lattice on greaseproof and then try and place it on a pie?! That was just a recipe for disaster from the beginning. Don't listen to Paul. Do it directly onto the pie. It is far easier than you think and not as messy and fiddly. 

Rum Nicky Pie | Bake Off Bake Along | Hungry Little Bear


I can’t remember what bakes are set for this coming week, but I’m looking forward to putting this week behind us and just forgetting this episode. Anyone else feel the same?
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