Category Archives: Sophie Faldo

Sophie Faldo to build HMS Belfast Cake

The oldest surviving Second World War veteran of HMS Belfast, John Harrison, has described the dangers of serving at sea, facing German magnetic mines and treacherous Arctic conditions.

And the first “certificate for wounds and hurts” issued on the warship has been revealed by the Imperial War Museums, which owns and runs the vessel as a museum moored near Tower Bridge on the Thames in London.

They will even be able to even enjoy a slice of nine-tiered cake, inspired by the ship and made by Sophie Faldo, the 2017 winner of the Great British Bake Off and a serving officer in the Army.

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Sophie Faldo remembers the two teachers who helped her to become independent and self-confident – TES

“I begged my mother to let me become a boarder at Barnardiston Hall Prep School. Most of my friends boarded and it seemed like so much fun in the dorms. The headmaster was ex-army and there were quite a few military children there, so it was important that the school was a home from home for them. It was quite strict, though. We had uniform inspections before breakfast and room inspections daily. It was perfect training for the army.”

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Bake Off winner Sophie Faldo’s perfect recipes – The Telegraph

‘”I don’t like Christmas cake. I used to eat the marzipan and the icing and leave the rest,” admits ­Sophie Faldo. The Great British Bake Off 2017 winner is looking further afield for Christmas baking inspiration.

Here, she shares her recipes for Italian pandoro, Bavarian stollen filled with marzipan (an ingredient she can’t resist at this time of year), and an ode to France in the form of a bûche de Noël.’

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