Vote for me in the presenter bake-off


Hi there!

Well, I do hope you are enjoying the bake-off videos, good fun aren't they?!

I loved being part of it and as ever it was all a bit nerve-racking, talking and interviewing on TV is one thing, but talking, cooking and generally trying to create something at the same time is quite another!

I decided to make my famous apple crumble as I'm often taking about it and I think as you can see, it's rather scrummy. The key is lots of almondy, vanilla-y, biscuity crumble! As it's a competition though I thought I would add an extra dimension and make it a bit more special with home-made custard. I had only made this once before and it turned out rather lumpy. This time however, it turned out beautifully – rich, creamy and full of flavour. It's safe to say after the cameras went off, the crumble and custard were gone within minutes!

I didn't see Debbie or Claire on the bake-off day but I did see Kathy as I was doing the Morning Show with her. We had some friendly competition going, and she even said she might nick some of my custard to accompany her sponge!

I also saw Debbie's chocolate cake on the day but didn't get to try it and I've yet to see Claire's at the time of writing, so not sure how much chance I have of winning. I came third last time but this time I hope I get the gold. My apple crumble is a much loved dish of mine and I've been making it since I was 12… okay, emotional blackmailing over! :-)

Enjoy the bake-off, have fun, try the recipes and most important of all, VOTE FOR CRUMBLE!!


Check out all the bake-off videos and don't forget to vote!


  1. Ella March 19, 2010 at 12:21 am -  Reply

    I vote for Craig – his crumble looks lovely and so easy too.

  2. Evelina Curtis March 20, 2010 at 11:59 am -  Reply

    I vote for Craig, I love him and think he is great fun and very down to earth – he can cook me an apple crumble any time xx

  3. LISE March 20, 2010 at 8:33 pm -  Reply

    I vote for Craig too. Just love crumble. Also it was great meeting you today at the craft fair in London. You made me feel so welcome. Loved the demo. Think Dawn should of gave you 9.5 out of 10 for your cards. Thank you for making it a great day.
    love Lise (sweetpea)

  4. Magenta Wise March 20, 2010 at 9:43 pm -  Reply

    My vote has to go to Craig, my favourite presenter. His crumble is warm, sweet, many textured and quite delicious. Just like him!

  5. Angel March 21, 2010 at 6:42 pm -  Reply

    Craig’s superior apple crumble is surpassed by none — ultimate in sugar and carb comfort food high harking back to a rosier childhood. An exquisite pudding to die for — guaranteed to banish all lip trembling moments where as a kid mummy would kiss it better.

  6. Trudy Giddy March 22, 2010 at 1:45 pm -  Reply

    it has 2 be Apple crumble my fav pud

  7. carole mcintyre March 22, 2010 at 1:51 pm -  Reply

    i vote for craig he is such a sweetie and i have been wanting a good crumble recipe wow!

  8. Samantha James March 22, 2010 at 2:40 pm -  Reply

    i vote for Craig

  9. Sara March 22, 2010 at 2:59 pm -  Reply

    I have to vote for Craig!!! Apple crumble and custard…mmmmm!!! My favourite!!! And it looks delicious.Craig you are an excellent cook and a wonderfull presenter,with a lovely personality.You always make us smile.Thankyou!!!

  10. Vicki March 22, 2010 at 3:08 pm -  Reply

    I vote for Craig,he is a very good presenter.

  11. Vicki March 22, 2010 at 3:09 pm -  Reply

    I vote for Craig. he is a very good presenter

  12. Margaret March 22, 2010 at 6:01 pm -  Reply

    I vote for Craig his cumble and custard look good enough to eat

  13. suzanne April 16, 2010 at 11:56 am -  Reply

    I vote for Craig his apple crumble and home made custard looking so good can,t wait to try it

  14. sharon shakespeare August 25, 2010 at 9:41 am -  Reply

    I vote for Craig. I watched him become a presenter after all the auditions and he has gone on to be a lovely friendly guy and his apple crumble sounds good too!

  15. Paulaanne66 May 14, 2011 at 6:47 pm -  Reply

    I vote for Craig

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