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F1 Bake Off – Round 6 – Monaco

So, for this week I thought I would attempt to make a Fougasse Monegasque, which is effectively just a sweet kind of biscuit/bread flavoured with aniseed. For this recipe you need to use fresh yeast, in the absence of finding … Continue reading

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Top 10 Funniest Tweet Awards – Spanish Grand Prix 2018

After three rather exciting races, Barcelona proved to be a bit of a damp squib. It certainly won’t go down in the history books as a nail-biter. Aside from the turn 3 crash instigated by Grosjean flooring the throttle, spinning … Continue reading

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F1 Bake Off – Round 5 – Spain

Well, I’ve reached the 5th week of the ‘F1 Bake Off’ challenge. The last couple of weeks have been challenging, to say the least, resulting in a couple of complete disasters! Still, this week’s recipe is a lot simpler. For … Continue reading

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The Girlie Guide to … Endurance Racing (Part 2)

With the first race of the WEC ‘Super Season’, the “Total 6-hours of Spa-Francorchamps”, just having finished, what better time to do the second part of my introduction to endurance racing. So, in Part 1  I covered the different types … Continue reading

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Top 10 Funniest Tweet Awards – Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2018

What. A. Race! Wow! Just wow! For the second year in a row the grand prix around the street circuit of Baku did not disappoint. Safety car on lap one, plenty of overtaking, a crash, another safety car, and then … Continue reading

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F1 Bake Off – Round 4 – Azerbaijan

A new race means a new bake-off challenge. This week sees me attempting to make ‘Baku-style Kyata’. (Note ‘attempt’ being the operative word here!) A ‘kyata’ is a sweet pastry common across the Middle East, with each nation having its … Continue reading

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Top 10 Funniest Tweet Awards – Chinese Grand Prix 2018

With an early alarm call, the first few laps of the race were not the best to write home about. No overtaking, procession status had been established, cue for another 50 laps of dullness. But then, last week’s star Pierre … Continue reading

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