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 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 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…

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!…

TOTORO Matcha Chiffon Cake

Week 6 of Bake Off saw the bakers head east to a week celebrating all things Japanese (whether it did is a whole other issue…!) with Signature Steamed Buns, a technical Matcha Crepe Cake and a showstopping cake with Japanese flavours decorated in a kawaii style! For the first time in this year’s Bake Along,…

Nutella Chocolate Brownies

Week 4 of The Great British Bake Off 2020 saw the bakers get stuck into chocolate! The bakers got sweet with their white chocolate tier cake showstoppers, showed off their bread skills again with the chocolate babka technical and surprisingly, most of the bakers failed to make one of the easiest bakes out there in…

Chocolate Hazelnut Battenberg Cake

There is one classic British cake that I’ve still yet to try and it’s a Battenberg! I took the classic Battenberg cake, which is usually pink and yellow sponges sandwiched together in a checkerboard pattern with jam and covered in a layer of marzipan, and put my typical Andrew in the Kitchen style on it! This…

Passionfruit Raspberry and Almond Layer Cake

It’s been a while since I’ve made a layer cake, I’ve been focusing a lot more on traybakes, simple cakes and cookies recently however I’ve finally gotten round to making a layer cake again and I forgot how much I love decorating naked cakes! Here is the recipe for my Passionfruit Raspberry and Almond Layer…

Product Review: Cake and Handle Cake Boxes

[this post classes as an advert under ASA guidelines] Many times through my school placements, I would bring cake into the staff room. Usually it would arrive either in an old biscuit or chocolate tub or if I was feeling very fancy, a plate covered with foil or even a cake carrier! I know my…

Mixed Berry Coconut White Chocolate Muffins

I always seem to have a bag of frozen berries and fruit in my freezer and in the year of 2020, that seems to have been exacerbated. And I’ve been wanting to throw them into a bake for a while but couldn’t really think of a simple and easy recipe that could incorporate them. Then…