German Chocolate Vanilla Cream Torte

Week 5 of Bake Off saw the tent take inspiration from the German baking scene with signature German biscuits, showstopping German yeast leavened cakes and a technically challenging Prinzregententorte, consisting of 8 layers of genoise sponge filled with a chocolate cream. I took my inspiration from this technical challenge but wanted to make the recipe…

White Chocolate Coconut and Chia Seed Snowball Cookies

AD. The products in this post were paid for by Nielsen-Massey Vanillas in exchange for this blog post. I always love giving the gift of food and a box full of freshly baked cookies is such a fantastic gift, especially around the festive season. And one of the recipes that has recently come across my…

Sticky Sesame Toffee Pudding

Week 4 of the Bake Off saw desserts hit the tent! The bakers made their signature pavlovas and got all sticky in the technical with individual sticky toffee puddings with tuiles and were challenged to make a layered joconde imprime dessert. I took inspiration from the technical challenge this week and wanted to combine the…

Chorizo and Sundried Tomato Focaccia

Week 3 of Bake Off saw Bread Week hit the tent with signature focaccias, technical ciabatta breadsticks and showstopping milk bread displays. I always find myself being challenged with bread week to do something new being a novice bread maker and I have always wanted to make focaccia but have been putting it off for…

Brandy Snaps with Cannoli Cream

Week 2 of Bake Off saw biscuits take over the tent with the bakers doing signature brandy snaps, technically challenging jam sandwich biscuits (which are absolutely NOT called Jammie Dodgers) and showstopping biscuit toys! It’s been a while since I’ve made brandy snaps, the last time was probably the time I went to An Extra…

Black Forest Gateau Mini Rolls

Bake Off is back and we’re continuing with the Bake Off Bake Along! Like with most years, we’re kicking off with Cake Week and we saw early standouts Jürgen and Giuseppe with their amazing anti-gravity illusion cakes and unfortunately saw Amanda’s cake topple over in the showstopper! For Cake Week, I’m taking on the Signature…

Andrew’s Tottenham Cupcakes

The Tottenham Cake is a classic British sponge cake topped with a pink icing, sometimes sprinkled with desiccated coconut. And I have put my usual twist on the classic cake by turning them into fairy cakes (or cupcakes) and upgrading the flavour of the sponge. These are my Tottenham Cupcakes! The icing was originally coloured…

Andrew’s Perfect Blueberry Muffins

Blueberries are one of my favourite fruits, especially to bake with. And when I came across a large punnet of them in a market stall for £1.50, that was an offer I could not turn down! And the first thing I wanted to make with those were muffins and I have spent time developing my…

Andrew’s Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookies are a classic bake and it’s so important to have a set of staple recipes that are super reliable and dependable. And I cannot wait to add my Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies to my list of those recipes! I used this chocolate chip cookie for a summer school cooking class and the kids found…

Andrew’s Chocolate Orange Flaky Scones

Scones were one of the first things I learned to bake at school and they’ve continued to be one of the recipes I enjoy the most. With scones, there tends to be little variation on how to make scones, barring savoury vs sweet and changing up the fillings but after watching a Cooking Tree video…

Andrew’s Perfect Oatmeal and Raisin Cookies

The perfect oatmeal and raisin cookie has often been a recipe that has alluded me in the past. Very often, the cookies wouldn’t be soft and chewy, instead more thick and cakey. I decided to adapt one of my previous cookie recipes and found that it gave me the perfect cookie that I wanted and…

Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

It’s been over a year since the lockdown was announced in the UK and I remember last year that finding flour and eggs in the supermarkets was one of the hardest things and I was baking with much less flour and using fewer eggs. One of my Patrons shared with me this recipe for 3-ingredient…

Andrew’s Perfect Chocolate Brownies

I’ve often been asked to share my brownie recipe and I noticed that I have never actually posted the basic recipe that I use now and it’s confusing sending links to other posts with a list of changes. So I thought it made sense to finally post my Perfect Chocolate Brownie recipe! This is a…

Snickers Doodles (Peanut Butter Snickerdoodles)

Andrew… you’ve spelt the word snickerdoodle wrong, what are you doing! No this recipe is absolutely called Snickers Doodles, it’s my own name for Peanut Butter Snickerdoodles! Unfortunately my Snickers Doodles don’t contain as much of the chocolatey nougatty goodness as a Snickers bar (although that might be something to experiment with in the future!)…

Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Irish Cream Fudge Cookies

It’s all about cookies when the festive season rolls around and a batch of delicious homemade cookies, soft in the centre with a crisp edge and packed full of chocolate chunks, what could be better! Well, these super delicious but incredibly simple Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Irish Cream Fudge Cookies, a modified version of an Anna…