Sarah Vaughan & why we bake patisserie

1442910754571It’s Wednesday – which means it’s time for the Great British Bake Off!
Sarah Vaughan is the author of The Art of Baking Blind, a novel partly inspired by GBBO, and patisserie week got her thinking:  Why do we bake – patisserie?     
“Compared to many of my fellow novelists, the research could hardly be described as arduous: making choux pastry and deliberately allowing the mixture to catch. I was trying to describe a baking disaster and had convinced myself the only way to do so was to act it out. The smell of burnt sugar filled my kitchen as the pan’s sides burned, and lumps of egg and cornflour congealed into sweetened scrambled eggs.”  Read more… 

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