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…

Bounty Coconut Macarons

Week 10 of Bake Off saw the final three bakers being tested on multiple baking disciplines: the bakers had to tackle puff pastry in the signature custard slice, tackle biscuits in the walnut whirl technical challenge and tackle cakes, pastry, biscuits in the final showstopping dessert tower challenge. The theme of the dessert tower challenge…

Neapolitan Mousse Cube Cakes

The semi-final week of Bake Off saw the bakers take on Patisserie with their signature savarins, a Danish technical construction and a showstopping cube cake. I chose to take on the showstopper challenge this week, being inspired by a strange November craving for ice cream this week. These are my Neapolitan Mousse Cube Cakes! I…

Mini Apple Crumble Baked Cheesecakes

Week 8 saw the Quarter-Finals of Bake Off and the bakers took on a whole manner of different desserts! The bakers got steamy with the Sussex Pond Pudding technical, arty with the jelly art design cake showstopper and cheesy with the baked mini cheesecake signature challenge. Not wanting to invest time into learning the art…

Brown Sugar Custard Doughnuts

Week 7 of Bake Off saw the tent transport back to the 1980s for 80s week with the bakers showing their signature quiches, technically delicious and demanding finger doughnuts and showstopping ice cream cakes! I decided to make my own version of the Technical Challenge and I came up with these Brown Sugar Custard Doughnuts!…