Great British Bake Off's Val and Louise cook up a treat at Redrow's Wendlescliffe development
Stars of last year’s Great British Bake Off Val and Louise are back in the kitchen for an exciting afternoon of cookery this Saturday at Redrow’s Wendlescliffe development in Bishop’s Cleeve.
Val Stones and Louise Williams, whose expert skills in the kitchen were put to the test in the prestigious bake off tent in 2016, will be leading cooking demonstrations from 12pm until 4pm for members of the public to watch and enjoy.
Taking place in a Wendlescliffe show home, the afternoon is a wonderful opportunity to learn the bakers’ most treasured culinary hints and tips within the intimate environment of the beautifully designed Redrow kitchen.
Val, 67, who left the show in week four’s challenging pastry week, will be baking an array of sweet delights.
The master baker will be making ‘quick and easy’ scones, decadent brownies, sweet summer fruit pastry with crème patisserie and ‘Friday Outrageous Pudding’ which notably caught viewers’ attention on the BBC show.
Val, who lives in Yeovil, said: “I am so excited to show our guests these wonderful recipes in the up close and personal environment of the Wendlescliffe kitchen.
“Visitors will be within feet of our demonstration, and can be assured that they will not just be watching, but eating along with us!”
Louise will be demonstrating savoury recipes inspired by her recent trip to Andalucia. The 46-year-old from Cardiff enjoys mixing interesting flavours with traditional techniques.
Her demonstration will include Warqa pastry, a savoury bake filled with prawns, onions, pimenton, garlic and chilli, and Morrocan bread stuffed with seasonal vegetables and spices.
Louise said: “I feel it is important to show that baking can be done in a normal, household kitchen.
“People tend to shy away from bread, but I hope to instil some confidence on Saturday. Baking is my bliss, and I relish the opportunity to pass on some hints and tips I have picked up over the years!”
The Wendlescliffe development, which is located at one end of Bishop’s Cleeve and surrounded by open countryside, will be a combination of three and four-bedroom family homes with the first properties due to be completed for occupation in the Autumn.
Work began on infrastructure at the 71-plot development in February, with completion expected by the middle of 2019.
House prices start from £299,995, for a three-bedroom semi-detached home with a single garage and driveway.
The Heritage collection homes’ architecture is inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement of the early 20th century, but with interiors designed around contemporary family living.
Situated just five miles north of Cheltenham and ten minutes from the M5, Wendlescliffe is convenient for both work and leisure.
For more information about Bishops Cleeve or to book a site visit, please call 01242 854905 or visit www.redrow.co.uk/developments/wendlescliffe-bishops-cleeve-242436.