The Furred Man – Half Baked

To celebrate biscuit week on the Great British Bake Off, Auguste and I have been doing some cooking that didn’t involve putting things in jars. Rather than write about it himself, Auguste asked Mr Snail to do the honours…


Wine and Bear ItOn your marks… get set… DRINK! Er, I mean BAKE!

Here in the UK, we have one of those pseudo-reality shows that deals with the deeply philosophical subject of baking. Such is the fervour for the Great British Bake Off (hereafter to be known as GBBO) that one of its judges, Mary Berry (whose daughter I once wrote a database for), is to become Queen of Britain should the current monarch pass away.

Auguste was so inspired by the opening episode last week that he went straight into the kitchen and drank a bottle of cooking sherry before anyone knew what was happening. Once we sobered him up, he ‘helped’ the Snail make some delicious Millionaire’s Shortbread. Here’s the evidence:

Mixing it upMixing it up

Making the baseMaking the base

Base Jumping (er, Food Hygiene issue, surely?)Base Jumping (er, Food Hygiene issue, surely?)

Eating the Condensed Milk - Auguste!!Eating the Condensed Milk – Auguste!!

Checking the RecipeChecking the Recipe

Pouring on the CaramelPouring on the Caramel

Mmm... chocolateMmm… chocolate

The Final Product - delicious!The Final…

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  1. The Bear Laid Bare, as it were…. Who knew our furry friends had such a wild time in the kitchen, and he certainly has champagne tastes. No cup of tea and a digestive for this bear, no no, it must be sherry and Millionaire’s Shortbread.


  2. I enjoyed this earlier by Mr Snail but doubly so now.Well done Auguste, save me some of that condensed milk please.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx


  3. I could use that bear in my kitchen. He’s very good at that baking thing. But I think I will have to lock the liquor cabinet before he arrives. Thanks for my smile today. What a delight.


  4. Can’t wait to see what my favourite comedians and Sue and Mel get up to this year. Queen Mary and Court Jester Paul are the funniest duo since Morcombe and Wise. Sort of “Driving Ms Daisy” with a pukka accent 😉


  5. Young Auguste looks suspiciously clean to me – no chocolate to be seen on paws or mouth – I think he’s in it just for the alcohol!


  6. 😉 What a fun time in the kitchen, Auguste!



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