Ep 61.5 January Bonus: Chocolate Bundts and Blue Ribbons

January 29, 2018

Baking bonus time! January has five Mondays, so Andrea and Stefin are up with a sweet bonus episode. After discussing "functional food" trends in Episode 60, the hosts are seeing the them everywhere -- including their beloved Waitrose grocery-store newspaper and app. (Can you guess which host uses paper and which is digital?) 2018 is shaping up to be a busy year in London, with the royal wedding of Prince Harry to American actress Meghan Markle in May, as well as Stefin's hometown NFL team the Seattle Seahawks playing a game in the UK in October. Will Stefin get an invite to the wedding, and/or host a "boot"gate for the big game? Stay tuned! Next up, the duo discuss a Tale of Two Bundts -- Andrea attempted to convert the Contest Winning Moist Chocolate Cake to a gluten-free mini version with ... er ... interesting results. Stefin, however, thinks the recipe (as written) is a new TNT ("tried 'n' true"). Are you ready to celebrate National Hot Chocolate Day on January 31? You will be after listening to the hosts' tips for enjoying the seasonal beverage hot, cold or even frozen. Finally, the duo each award a coveted Preheated Blue Ribbon to the dessert they most enjoyed making this month. Will Classic Cream Puffs, Peanut Butter Pie, London Fog Shortbread or Contest Winning Moist Chocolate Cake take top honors?

Bake along with Stefin and Andrea in their baking Facebook group, Preheated. You can find links to recipes on their baking website, www.preheatedpodcast.com. Join the fun!