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 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…

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!…

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…

Florentine Biscuit Bars

We’re back for the Bake Off Bake Along! The first week was Cake Week and I baked my Chocolate Hazelnut Battenberg Cake before the series began and somehow I managed to predict the challenge before the series started so we’re starting with Biscuit Week! We saw Lottie got the first Hollywood Handshake of the series…

Almond Thumbprint Cookies

As we head into the autumn months, two things are inevitable: firstly, it’s getting colder and the days are getting shorter but secondly, The Great British Bake Off is back. And what better way to make the most of both of these occasions that getting into the kitchen for a spot of baking! I think…

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…