A Baking Masterclass with Paul Hollywood #HollywoodBakes

A few weeks ago I was invited to a very special baking masterclass session with the one and only Paul Hollywood off of The Great British Bake Off. With his twinkly blue eyes, he showcased his new range of artisan-inspired baking mixes.


I do like to bake but don’t tend to find the time to do it as much as I’d like. The new range from Paul Hollywood aims to make baking easier and give people who perhaps don’t have confidence in baking, something they can easily follow step-by-step. The mixes require basic additional ingredients such as water, oil, eggs or butter – everyday household items that you would usually have in your kitchen.

I’m passionate about inspiring more people to bake more adventurously. My new range of mixes are so easy to use, give people the confidence to start experimenting with hand-crafted baking without the risk of failure and I really believe this range will inspire people to get in the kitchen and start baking
Paul Hollywood



Paul showed us just how simple it was to put his baking mixes to use. In his masterclass, he showed us how to make Belgian Chocolate Brownies and Garlic & Herb tear ‘n’ share bread with the help of some blogger helpers. We then got to taste these and some others from the range and they were delicious!


Belgian Chocolate Brownie Mix
Belgian Chocolate Brownie Mix
Bran & Coconut Flapjacks
Bran & Coconut Flapjacks

The Paul Hollywood range is available to buy from Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Waitrose and Ocado and consists of twelve artisan-style recipes. You have the choice of either bread, savoury or sweet so there really is something to suit everyone’s taste.

From L-R Kip, Zara, Me, Louise. Photo credit – Birds and Lilies

The baking mixes have been developed with Paul and uses the highest quality ingredients including British flour and real Belgian chocolate.

We were given a couple of the bake mixes to try out at home and so I made chocolate brownies with the boys.

Adding eggs and butter to the baking mix – easy!

It really was so simple and the boys got to lick the spoons (their favourite part of course!) and although mine doesn’t look as professional as Paul Hollywood’s they still tasted just as good!


* I was invited to the Paul Hollywood Masterclass session but all thoughts and opinions are my own.


  1. That does look fun. I do enjoy baking, I just don’t do it very often 🙂

  2. To say I am jealous it’s an understatement! I love Paul Hollywood, will need to check out his range. We do love baking at home

  3. Your bakes look delicious. It must have been fab to spend time baking with Paul! I’m a little envious! I have seen him and Mary at the Good Food Show and I really enjoyed that. I will look out for the bakes you mention.
    Amanda. #kcacols

  4. Coombe Mill (Fiona)

    What a treat in every way. All looks delicious and a great day too #KCACOLS

  5. Wow what a treat! I would love to do a cooking masterclass with a professional! The end results all look very yummy too! #kcacols

  6. My sister has suck a crush on him but I think he’s a bit scary! I bet he could give a killer shoulder rub though! #KCACOLS

  7. mommyslittleprincesses

    Oh wow what an amazing opportunity. It looks and sounds like you had a great time as well. I really must keep an eye out for these mixtures and give them a try.Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday.xx

  8. Amanda Walsh

    I’m not a great baker, although I do try!! But I love the look of these mixes, the tear and share bread mix looks fab!

  9. Oh wow – how cool! The baking mixes look really good too. The end results look great! #KCACOLS

  10. Rachel Bustin

    fab! love Paul! xx


  11. These sound good! I wouldn’t say I like to bake, exactly, but I do like to have cakes around! #KCACOLS

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